Is Lazy Parenting Doing Children Any Good? Moms Who Refuse Helicopter Parenting Swear By It

By alexa ancheta, Parent Herald February 12, 04:00 am
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Working moms admit they practice lazy parenting but they said they are helping kids develop independence and accountability
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Is lazy parenting a good thing? There are parents who opt to just watch from the background rather than hover over their children like in cases of helicopter parenting. These are moms who prefer to just sit on a bench instead of joining their kids on the jungle gym or the slide.

Some moms let their children entertain themselves especially when they are old enough to do things on their own. After all, children are equipped with enough skills to allow them to interact with other kids their age.

Sometimes, a lazy mom gives in when the kid asks her to play with him. Most of the time, however, he is left alone to occupy his time.

Lazy parenting does not mean ignoring children recklessly, according to Romper. Parents have to practice lazy parenting to allow their kids to think and make use of their creative streaks. By stepping back and allowing the child to do things on his own, the parents gives him a chance to blossom.

Working mothers have often been accused of lazy parenting because they work hard and have very little time to be hands-on with the kids, as per Parenting Team. This mother is the exact opposite of the helicopter mom because she is never seen in ball games or even kid parties because she is busy working. Kids who grew up with this type of parenting said it has made them better persons who were raised as independent, compassionate and hard-working adults.

Parenting is hard as it is, even when the mom is a full-time homemaker, according to A Fine Parent. The challenge is double for working moms who have to juggle her responsibilities while finding time for herself. Lazy moms are not fixated with the children, but instead, they give space to express their individuality and spread their wings.

Lazy parenting should never be equated with negligence. On the contrary, it is a parenting type where the parents are able to do what they have to do while still taking care of their children. Whether some people agree with this parenting style or not, this is working for some people.

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