Helicopter governing has nothing to do with good intentions. Restrictions on every aspect of our lives do not make for well-adjusted, self-governing people—which is probably exactly the point.
We worry our son will pick up ideas and behaviors we do not support that will someone else will reinforce. So we’re taking an active role in his life, even though it requires more of us.
Author James Breakwell joins the Federalist Radio Hour to argue why you should stop helicopter parenting and learn to embrace your child’s destiny as devastatingly average.
America’s safety obsession reveals not so much a healthy desire to protect our children as the gangrenous decay of a society that has rejected the transcendent.
In a triumph of helicopter parenting, the ‘student-led’ March for Our Lives protest turns out to have been mostly organized and paid for by adult activists.
If local governments can’t protect the children in their own schools, what makes anyone think they can protect children in home schools they are only going to inspect once a year?
Technological tools parents even a decade ago didn’t possess are empowering us to micromanage our children all the way into adulthood and beyond.
We over-parent our children in scheduling because we under-parent our children in sitting and talking. They’re still present in the house at 30 because they weren’t fully in our presence at 10.
Let’s give parents in scary moments a bit of grace. This is a difference of opinion and approach, not a criminal matter.
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The government wants to usurp parents, any chance they get. What consequences does this have in the lives of American families?
I’d like nothing more than for a Donald Trump presidency to usher in a new age of reduced government involvement in family life.
Obviously, it’s my parental duty to keep my kids from freezing to death. I’m willing to do that. I could manage better without all the public judgment, though.
Homeschool star Joshua Harris’s myopic criticism of dating causes him to miss one of the defining features of the modern sexual ethic: hooking up.
Moral outrage over many basic parenting choices is not only illogical and statistically unfounded but a hallmark of the new class war.
As a scaredy cat who can’t even go down a slide without freaking out, it’s important to me that my kids learn to do things that scare them.
The progressive Americans who cry ‘censorship’ when parents protest high school reading assignments tend to be the same population that supports trigger warnings in college classrooms.
The Cincinnati Zoo shot a gorilla who was dragging a child around. Good on them — but not on all the lazy hashtag activists calling for his mother to be investigated.
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