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The Mom Stories: Grounding Your Inner Helicopter Parent & Embracing Your Perfectly Imperfect Kid

Welcome to The Mom Stories, a series of relatable topics on everything motherhood. Listen as nationally-syndicated columnist and parenting author, Lisa Sugarman, tells her refreshingly honest perspective and experiences on the challenges that motherhood throws at you.

Because who says story time is just for kids?? That's why I'm reading to YOU while you drink your morning coffee…from the bathroom…with the door locked. Something short and digestible and funny that is just enough to entertain you and give you something to think about.

This week, we are talking about grounding your inner helicopter parent, even when it feels wrong to. Because when we accept that our children are imperfect and will make their own mistakes, we let them spread their wings!

Anxiety. It’s one of the scariest and most challenging issues facing today’s parents and kids. With youth depression, suicide, and anxiety at an all-time high, we’ve become a culture of helicopter parents, hovering over our kids and micromanaging their every move to ensure that they survive. We step in and take the lead and do all the talking and fix all the mistakes, because none of us wants our kids to fail. But that’s not doing anyone any good, least of all our kids.