Is our Fear-Based Parenting Negatively affecting our kids? | Important thought for parents

Fear-based parenting. Is the way we seem to be over-parenting our kids affecting how they are turning out?

Could our own fears start to affect our kids as they grow up? 

Are there any fears that YOU have that might have migrated over to your kid’s lives? Driving, going out, dating …?

Today we look at a blog from Tim Elmore and a few stories from my speaking dates on fear-based parents.

What is your thought on fear-based parenting? Do you see any areas you need to look at changing?

From this decade, adults began to believe our world was less safe than ever—and kids needed oversight or direction at all times. So many began over-parenting their children (even teens) becoming “helicopter parents” and “karaoke parents” (who wanted to act like their kids) and “lawnmower parents” who mowed down anything or anyone in the way of their kids’ success.”

1. Kids began feeling entitled to special perks because we said, “They’re special.”
2. Kids began to feel unsafe, afraid and even paranoid because of their parent’s behavior.
3. Kids began believing they were fragile and could not handle adversity.
4. Kids began embracing the narrative that the world is full of evil people who could harm them.

Click here for the blog Four Parenting Strategies for Leading Generation Z from Tim Elmore.

We can learn from our parenting mistakes and learn better how to raise successful kids.

Added Aug 20th, 2021

I talk more about parenting styles and fear-based parenting in my book Parenting: Navigating Everything. Click here.

Check out a video I did called 8 Ways you might be over-parenting your kidsClick here.

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About The Author

Brett Ullman

Brett Ullman travels North America speaking to teens, young adults, leaders, and parents on topics including parenting, mental health, sexuality, pornography, men, dating and media. Brett's seminars engage and challenge attendees to try and connect our ancient faith with our modern culture we live in. Participants are inspired to reflect on what we know, what we believe and how our faith ought to serve as the lens through which we view and engage tough conversations in our society today.

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