- Lindsay P. South
I raised 2 successful CEOs and a doctor. Here's the 'unpopular' parenting rule I always used
Here's a wake-up call for American parents: We are doing too much for our kids. This is the origin of "helicopter parenting," in which we constantly remove obstacles so that our kids don't have to deal with challenges.
There were many unpopular parenting rules I followed as a young mother. But my No. 1 was: Don't do anything for your kids that they can do for themselves.