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Chiao Kee Lim

Today’s Parents – How To Be Protective of Your Children Without Being A Helicopter Parent

Are you a helicopter parent?

Do you hover over your children all the time to make sure they don’t get hurt?

Do you constantly worry about your child’s safety and wonder how you can keep them safe?

This week, host Chiao Kee Lim speaks with Professor of Child Development and author of the book Smart Parenting For Safer Kids, Professor Freda Briggs. Pay attention as Freda talks about:
• What it means to be a helicopter parent;
• How to protect your children without hovering over them all the time;
• Misconceptions parents and children have about stranger danger;
• What being over-protective can do to your children.


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