Thursday, October 29, 2009

Helicopter Mom

Sometimes I wonder if I am a "helicopter mom". This is a term used for describing a mom who "hovers" around their children all the time, helping them with this and that, always being there.

Of course I do want to be there for my kids most of the time. However, too much of a good thing sometimes isn't really such a good thing.

I think that by virtue of me being home most of the time. It really isn't easy not being a helicopter mom. I can't help it.

However, I must remember that I must not be there all the time, waiting to catch them when they fall, wiping off their every spill, etc as this is not good for them.

Sometimes you have to fall in order to learn how to get up on your own. Sometimes you have to make mistakes in order to learn how to resolve your own problems. That's life. You can't go around being spoon fed all your life. Spoon feeding is only for 6 month old babies.... and err... some stubborn 6 year olds. Oops! So says the Helicopter Mom who is trying her best not to be a Helicopter Mom.

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