When Is Anxiety A Good Thing?

Today, my friend referred to herself and her husband as “snow plough” parents. I’d never heard the term before, she explained “snow plough” parents are super-protective of their children, they very quickly and effectively “clear all paths” of any obstacles, before their offspring. For example: Not wanting little Adam to suffer unnecessary challenges that might cause anxiety or worry, he’s allowed not to attend sports day. Letters are written to school, asking for little Eve to be excused from doing her solo, she’s self-conscious and anxious.

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