A note from Mrs. Barnes…
What kind of parent are you? Are you a “consultant”, “helicopter” or “drill sergeant”? Today, I’d like to share how each of these parenting styles handle children when dealing with problems:
The consultant: The Love and Logic parent often asks self, “Who owns the problem?” They help the child explore solutions to his/her problem.
The helicopter: The helicopter parent whines and complains about having an irresponsible child who causes “me” much work and responsibility.
The drill sergeant: The drill sergeant parent takes over ownership of the problem using threats and orders to solve the problem