Research has shown that over-involved parents can stifle and suppress their children’s normal development process and actually increase their levels of depression, anxiety, and narcissism well into adulthood. In the depths of a pandemic, the family dynamic changed as families spend more time together combining work, school, and play. Parents with children at every age were challenged to step back and evaluate their own helicopter parenting tendencies being both parent and teacher, dealing with rebellious teenagers, and welcoming back home their young, independent adults after being empty-nesters.
Hear from Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair who is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist, leading child development expert and award-winning author of the book, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age as she offers insight into why stifling is harmful and how we can avoid the “helicopter parenting” pitfalls even in the midst of challenges. By providing us with step-by-step solutions for how to go about building our children’s skills and independence – Dr. Steiner-Adair gives us the tools we need to create happier, kinder, and ultimately more successful adults.