Whenever I start to feel overwhelmed or frustrated with fatherhood, I hit the pause button, and then rewind to see how I could change my children’s future.
Quietly observing my kids play and enjoy tennis, the sport I love, helps me see that I must be doing some things right as a parent.
Like any finely tuned machine, my children require constant care and maintenance. And it’s you turn to play mechanic for this helicopter parent, bubbie.
At certain times, we all tend to “become” our father or mother. For the author, a tornado temporarily turned him into a helicopter parent like his mother.
Many a hardcore parenting style sounds really, really good in theory. But then again, in theory, communism also sounds pretty awesome.
Grandparents slow down time for today’s kids who are often overscheduled, under pressure, and stressed out.