How many parenting styles are you aware of? The parenting world often comes across with new styles and parents start thinking of its traits and effects on the child's development. Nowadays the talk of the town is snowplow parenting.
Snowplow parenting is a parenting style wherein parents show high command and a moderate amount of affection and warmth to the kids. Understanding its parenting traits with real-life examples can give a brief idea about this method.
What Is Snowplow Parenting?
Snowplow parenting is a controversial parenting style. Just like a snow plow clears the snow off the road, these parents keep on cleaning the roads of success to their kids by solving their troubles and problems.
Such parents always want smooth success for their children and to make children successful they can do anything. They can even adopt unethical ways and practices to ensure kids’ success.
Parents Are Extremely Protective
Example: You know you can guard a kid's real-life but are you worried about the kid's virtual life? A snowplow parent will use an effective parental control app to protect the kid's virtual wellbeing.
Every parent wants to keep their kids safe but when throughout parenting, a parent becomes obsessed about a child's protection, it adversely affects a child's growth.
Parents Shower Precious Gifts and Cheques
And if reality doesn't match with their expectations, they will not hesitate to twist the facts with financial aid.
Example: Have you ever seen the mother who fights a teacher arguing that her kid is the brightest one but the exam pattern is faulty. If this is not enough such parents can shower costly gifts and huge cheques to bribe teachers to improve kid's grades.
Such parents can buy kid's success in easy shortcuts but they miss on making kids understand the value of ethics and fair practices in life.
Parents Always Micromanage Kid’s Life
Example: "You should be friends with Jade, he is good in mathematics and is a very disciplined child." Ever seen such a mother? There are many mothers who choose their kid's friends. And furthermore, force the kids to be friends with someone who has some special skill or advantage.
When parents start choosing kid's friends, fight kid's battles, and micromanage all the aspects of a kid's life, children feel suffocated and become less confident.
Parents Babysit Their Child
Example: Are you a parent who cleans his teenager's room? Do you make your kid's bed? Since your kid does not like the dinner you prepared, are you preparing a new dish for him?
If the answer is big YES, you are a snowplow parent too! Such parents babysit their kids even when they grow up. These parental habits make kids dependable. Such children can not even accomplish their usual chores without a parent's help.
So, this is how snowplow parents cripple their child’s future just by over pampering and constantly assisting them. Are you the one? Stop spoon-feeding your children now!