Forget helicopter parenting. It’s all about submarine parenting
Boston Globe - 05/13/2016
Dr. Kristin Lee Costa, lead faculty, behavioral science at Northeastern University, says that no one wants their kids to deal with difficulty. “But we want them to have a healthy blend of realism. The idea that everyone gets a trophy is nice in theory but it’s not reality. Kids should know that and that it is possible to celebrate risk, mistake, and hardship.”
Costa recommends encouraging kids to look at the big picture when things go wrong.