Many parents do too much for their kids, albeit with good intentions. Before driving their kids to school, the station or bus stop each morning, most parents would have woken their children up, made their breakfast and lunch before reminding them to get dressed and brush their teeth. All this well-intentioned activity may make for an easier life at home but it encourages children to be dependent on adults for longer.
While terms such as ‘helicopter parents’, ‘bubble-wrapping kids’ and ‘over-parenting’ are now common place, they are unhelpful and offer little direction for parents.
Spoonfed Generation explains the importance of children’s independence and the vital stages to letting go. It helps parents to build their child’s independence and achieve the most important parenting outcome of all – their own redundancy.