Category: Middle Childhood (9-11 years)

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Helicopter Mommy Syndrome

Helicopter Mommy — I am one. Not. Well, maybe.

Being a first-time mother, doubts assail me almost every day on how to properly bring up my son. It doesn’t help when constant comments and well-meaning suggestions (“He is too thin. Feed him more. / The diapers are not suitable. Leaking all the time. / Cover him with blanket at night. It gets chilly”)¬†are turning me into a hovering or “helicopter mommy”.