Do you feel tired or burned out in your parenting? Do you feel like you’re “on” all the time and never get a break? Do you think your child’s happiness and entertainment falls squarely on your shoulders? In this episode I want to address an issue I see a lot; overparenting.
[03:01] What is overparenting?
[07:24] A big indicator of overparenting: Burnout
[08:08] Overparenting is not good for the parents
[10:45] Don't take on other people's roles
[12:34] Overparenting is not good for children.
[15:34] Overparenting makes children weak, timid, and fragile.
[16:53] It's not your job to keep your children happy.
[20:09] It's not your job to constantly entertain your children.
[24:00] Get comfortable with discomfort.
If you find yourself in the overparenting camp, start sitting back a little more. Let some of those things go, and stop taking on roles you weren’t meant to take on.
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