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Call You and Yours: Parenting

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 05 March 2013

Overly-intrusive and babying parents are leaving children unable to cope with later life, according to an advisor to David Cameron. An endless treadmill of organised activities means many never learn to fend for themselves and parents' desires to see their children excel mean many are avoiding the 'difficult stuff' and failing to set limits.

So is she right? Are over-bearing parents - helicopter parents who constantly hover over their children - causing more harm than good?

Or, should parents be doing all they can to help their children succeed?

We want to hear from you.

What impact has your parents' parenting style had on you?

If you have children, are you a pushy parent or one that thinks that less is more?

Or is society to blame for infantilising young people, meaning they don't have the confidence to succeed in the adult world?

03700 100 444 is the number or you can e-mail via the Radio 4 website or text us on 84844. Join Julian Worricker at four minutes past twelve today.



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