A prominent Australian psychologist has warned Australia is currently raising a generation of spoilt brats, because their parents are
never say no.
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg believes today’s parents have a lot to answer for, and there may be serious long-term consequences for Australia.
Dr Carr-Gregg attributes the rise of poorly-behaved children to five major parenting problems.
The first [problem] is that there are too many parents being doormats for their kids. They have got what I call a vitamin N deficiency, which is a failure to say no.
It’s incredibly important that parents set limits and boundaries and I don’t know that that’s happening at the moment.
Dr Carr-Gregg identified the
helicopter parent as another
model of crap parenting he was targeting in his work.
The high-strung, control-freak parents that want to smother their kids with so much love and attention and monitoring and supervision that they never, ever develop any self-reliance and can’t solve their own problems later on — via redwolf.newsvine.com