Tuesday, February 27, 2018
It's Time To Break The Cycle
Being a "helicopter parent" is the same as micro managing a spouse or employee. In children, it causes learned helplessness; in personal relationships it causes decreased self-esteem and a break in trust. We don't trust others, and we don't trust God, enough to give up some control. Ultimately, it really is about one's own insecurities and has nothing at all to do with the other person. Usually, that same person then criticizes the child for acting helpless or the spouse/
employee for not being proactive and/or assertive. It is a cycle that is quite dysfunctional and becomes embedded in the psyche of our children...
they never feel "good enough" and often need extra validation. This validation sometimes comes in negative forms too.
BREAK the cycle,
no matter what side of the circle you're on.
God's love & peace to you