I am writing in response to the article “Interfering parents ‘damaging children’”. This article said that some parents are far too conscious about their children and they try to monitor their every single action. These parents may force them to ‘friend’ them on facebook account, or even checking their text messages. They are called ‘helicopter parents as they keep on tracking their children.
I understand that parents care about their children. They do not want their children to get hurt and they try to keep them away from danger. However, these monitoring actions may cause their children to feel trapped with no freedom. Their children will eventually become secretive and they may try to hide themselves in front of their parents. In this case, their parents will try harder to track their children’s actions, which will turn out to be a vicious cycle.
Therefore, parents should learn how cope with their children’s problem. Parents can discuss issues that they concern with children but they should still give their children spaces as well as privacy. Children may have their own friends and social life. They may not want their parents to intrude in their social life and make friends with every friend they know. Parents should try to chat with their children as a friend instead of forcing them to report every detail about their school life.
If you are willing to give your child more freedom and not over-reacted, your children will be more willing to tell you things happened around them, ‘Helicopter parents’ has become a social problem in recent years. We must understand the reason behind and try to cope with the problem. In conclusion, communication between parents and children are important. If parents and children are willing to communicate with each other, they can be clear about each other’s feelings. Thereby making suitable adjustment on the attitude they take on each other.