12 Ways You're Making Your Kid Completely Helpless

There's no perfect way to parent. We know that. But we also know there are plenty of ways to screw kids up for life, and every parenting style is guilty of endorsing at least a few. 

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These days helicopter parenting is in ... and it has been heavily critiqued ever since somebody put a name to the ranks of crazy over protective parents who do everything but breathe and sneeze for their kids. As far as parenting styles go ... well, consider this: a study by professors at Brigham Young University found that showering your kid with love doesn't make up for all the damage of being over-involved in your kids' lives.

Think you're just helping your kid? Here are 12 ways you could be making your kids totally helpless.

Are you guilty of #6?

 

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