Finding a parenting style that’s balanced

One day “intensive” or “helicopter” parenting is making inequality worse and consuming parents’ time and mental energy.

The next day it works.

The fact that it “works” doesn’t mean the other part is fixed — and that’s dangerous.

My wife and I have committed to “free-range” parenting, which is just regular parenting if you grew up in the 80s.

That could make us outliers.

But it’s OK.

There’s a balance and it requires you to avoid either extreme.

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