Helping Kids Grow Up

Colorado Health & Wellness, October 2018

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While few parents aspire to label their parenting style, Denver pediatrician Dr. Debra Berry says she gets more questions about the “right” way to raise kids than she used to.

She says parents in the Denver area, like pretty much anywhere else, often fall prey to micromanaging their children’s lives — sometimes referred to as helicopter parenting. The rub? Many parents do not see this as a hindrance, Berry says, but just what attentive, loving moms and dads do.

“The thing is, they feel like they are being good parents, when in fact, they are overinvolved,” Berry says.....