25 August 2009

The perils of the only child

More on heliocopter parenting...

Is the only child at most risk of helicopter parenting?

I realise as my family grows, that each child is getting less attention from me than the last. I face this with a mixture of guilt and relief. Guilt because child 2 isn't getting what child 1 had! Relief because lucky number 2 doesn't have me hovering over him telling him how to play, eat, sit, and so on. He has his big brother to do that. But surely that sort of hovering is better for him.

I just wonder how parents of only children manage their own hovering. How do you stop yourself from being over involved?

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