Parent Categories (I)

When we discuss the issue of household chores, we find that not all parents agree on which are intrinsic to children and which are not. In this sense, we could indicate at least two parents categories: protective parents and educational parents.

H. Gardner calls the first parents category ‘helicopters’, because every problem or need of the child, they come to solve everything. On the other hand, the educating parents aim for the child to develop their autonomy, to a greater or lesser degree, developing their skills earlier or later.

At the same time, in these families we observe they work as a team. When children have been incorporating, through the guidance and education of their parents, skills that allow them to perform tasks such as making their bed and ordering their clothes, there is a greater balance in the distribution of “what to do” and these are good examples to be taken by the little ones.