8 Signs That You’re Definitely a Lawnmower Parent
Although the term lawnmower parenting — describing moms and dads who will do just about anything to ensure their kids don't have to deal with any type of struggle — isn't new, a teacher's viral essay on the subject has brought the parenting style into the spotlight. According to the anonymous teacher: "Lawnmower parents go to whatever lengths necessary to prevent their child from having to face adversity, struggle, or failure. Instead of preparing children for challenges, they mow obstacles down so kids won't experience them in the first place."
Know a parent or two like this? Possibly yourself? Read through for the signs that you're most definitely giving off those lawnmower parent vibes (and if you want to kick the habits, read more about how not to be a lawnmower parent).