CBC Explores “Helicopter” Parenting

Audrey ThumbnailIf you missed it last night, be sure to check out the CBC documentary, Hyper Parents and Coddled Kids. It’s on again tonight at 10pm EST or you can watch it online.

Keep an eye on the Connected Parenting blog for Jennifer Kolari‘s upcoming post on this very issue (hint: kids need to experience some bumps along the way in order to develop the neurological hardware to deal with adversity).

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