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You’ve heard of Tiger Mums, Helicopter Dads but have you heard of Snowplough Parents?

So now there’s a new generation of ‘pushy parenting’ called ‘Snowplough’ parenting where parents micromanage their children’s lives to shoehorn them into elite universities. This of course leads to kids being overly dependent on their parents and left battling depression, failure and break down. A leading education […]

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Children ‘need pushy parents’ – but do they really?

  I’m being interviewed tomorrow on LBC Radio about “Pushy Parents” as Rosie Millard, the former BBC arts correspondent claims, in a new BBC Radio 4 programme to be broadcast this week, that middle class mothers and fathers should be proud to be “pushy parents” instead of being embarrassed. […]

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Judy Murray – pushy parent or encouraging Mum?

I’ve been invited to chat on LBC Radio this morning about Judy Murray – Andy Murray’s Mum discussing whether she is a pushy Mum. I’ve met my share of Pushy Parents as a former Deputy Head in a Prep School but there’s a line I think between […]

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How pushy middle-class parents are turning their children into sleep-starved zombies

As a former Deputy Head and Class Teacher I’ve taught kids like this story in The Daily Mail that have been over scheduled – doing far too many after school activities – one little girl Isobel who was 8 and in my class many years ago springs […]

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Babies natural bonds with mothers eroded by pushy parents.

I have recently been interviewed about babies being “hothoused” by their pushy parents for a feature for Practical Parenting and Pregnancy magazine on a study that says mums are taking their babies to too many classes eroding the bond between mother and child. It’s an interesting […]

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