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Are you a lawnmower parent? Here are 4 ways to take a step back

A lawnmower parent removes all the challenges from their child’s life.

We all know the term helicopter parenting, Lawnmower parenting is similar, but is characterized by important differences. Instead of just hovering around a child’s decisions, parents remove challenges, stresses, and anything uncomfortable from their child’s path.

Studio 5 Parenting Contributor Heather Johnson shares why this parenting style is harmful to kids in the long run. She shares what parts of their life it affects, and how parents can change their “lawnmower tendencies.”

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