You may remember that last month I wrote a post about helicopter parenting and mental health. Recently, Yellowbrick has created this comprehensive infographic that clearly lays out potential long-lasting effects from over-parenting our children. The Yellowbrick program specializes in the treatment of young adults dealing with psychological problems, so they know what they're talking about.
I want to share this infographic not to specifically knock down helicopter parents, but as a reminder that a key goal should be to build resilience and executive functioning in our children. We love our little ones, and it is completely understandable to want the best for them; however, we could be hindering their growth and development without even knowing it.