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How to Fix Helicopter Parenting

We all want to protect our kids and make sure they’re safe and healthy. Where this can become problematic is when in an attempt to protect our kids we shelter them from outside world. In doing so we can restrict their learning and eventually lose their trust.

The great news is that we live in this digital age, where we have new advanced ways for parents to keep kids safe – from afar. Keep your peace of mind, while you are at work or at home waiting for the school day to end…

Keep Medical and Contact Information Updated

Make sure that the school has the latest phone numbers and address for you in case an emergency arises. It is important to make sure that the school has a variety of ways to reach you. If your child owns a phone, add medical information, like blood type, or allergies to their phone. On most smartphones, this information will be available even without a password or a lock.

Use GeoZilla App for Tracking

With GeoZilla app you can know exactly when your kids have arrived at school, left school for the day and finally – safely arrived home. In GeoZilla you can also set up Schedule Alerts to know if your kid has gone off schedule. If you are a parent who holds a job outside of the home the app will make you feel more at peace because you will know when your kid has arrived home after school.

Encourage Healthy Habits

This goes beyond just making sure that you raise your kids to have healthy eating habits, it’s just as important to discuss the dangers society offers your kids. This is not always an easy conversation to have since the dangers in our world can be scary for kids, but it’s important to discuss safety plans should your kid find themselves in a tough situation. Encourage your kid to make healthy relationship choices so as to not increase the risk of safety concerns at school.

Keep Communication Open

Last, but certainly not least, you must have communication with both the school and your kids; let’s face it you can’t be hovering over your kid all day long. You have to trust that the school has your kid’s best interest at heart but you can work to keep communication open to alleviate your parental worries. Consider using email or text as a quick form of communication between the teacher and yourself during school hours. Make sure your kid knows how to reach you in case they feel they need your help during the day. Having open communication with both your kids and their teachers will go a long way!

About the Author: Brandy Ellen is a Positive Lifestyle Blogger born and raised in New Hampshire, USA. Brandy is a successful work from home mom of three who enjoys inspiring others to live life fully.

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