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Learned Helplessness: Are You Doing Too Much for Your Child?

Learned Helplessness: Are You Doing Too Much for Your Child?

Pincus, D. (n.d.). Learned Helplessness: Are You Doing Too Much for Your Child? Empowering Parents. https://www.empoweringparents.com/article/learned-helplessness-are-you-doing-too-much-for-your-child/

When we do too much for our kids, we rob them of the skills and practice necessary to develop competence and mastery in life. Instead of learning life skills, they develop a problem that psychologists refer to as learned helplessness. Why do we do this? Often it’s to manage our anxieties about our kids. We’re scared they might fail, so we do what we can to ensure that they don’t fail. In the process, we unwittingly undermine their progress. But it doesn’t have to be this way. To continue reading, follow the link above.