From Mrs. Barnes…
What kind of parent are you? Are you a “consultant”, “helicopter” or “drill sergeant”? Today, I’d like to share more how each of these parenting styles handle children when completing responsibilities and tasks:
The consultant: The Love and Logic parent provides “time frames” in which a child may complete responsibilities. They also model doing a good job, finishing, cleaning up, and feeling good about doing a task.
The helicopter: The helicopter parent provides no structure but complains, “After all I’ve done for you”. They also whine and use guilt: “When are you ever going to learn. I always have to clean up after you.”
The drill sergeant: This parent demands that jobs or responsibilities be done NOW! They issue orders and threats: “You get that room cleaned up or else…”