Super heroes are great in movies and comic books. But in parenting, rescuing your teen every time he gets into trouble can create a disaster!
Hi, I’m Mark Gregston … with Parenting Today’s Teens.
In my experience, the most irresponsible teens come from the most responsible parents. I call them “super parents.”
They don their cape and fly off to badger a teacher who gave their student a bad grade. They bend steel bars to get him out of jail. And in between, they pick up his room, wash his clothes, and rush him to school when he oversleeps.
A more appropriate name for a “super parent” … is an “enabler.”
Hey, the next time your teen runs into trouble … don’t swoop in to save the day! Instead, let him deal with the consequences. And be the real “super parent” he needs you to be!