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Why helicopter parenting backfires on kids
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“Helicopter parenting, and all of its associated forms, prevents children from exploring their emotional and intellectual landscape, and often their physical landscape as well, such that they become adults in body only,” says evolutionary biologist Heather Heying.

Childhood is an important developmental stage that trains kids for messy, uncontrollable reality. If adults don’t teach kids how to solve their own problems, or if they…

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