As we talked about some child psychology in the latest podcast episode, it had me thinking about today’s world of helicopter parents. Totally akin to Ainsworth’s idea of Insecure Ambivalent/Resistant attachment style, children with helicopter mothers would most likely display this type of attachment. As a young adult (am I still considered that?? lol…), my friends are becoming new parents and I get to watch social media explode with pictures and videos of their babies. I get to see them clamor over every little achievement and I get to see them become overly distressed from separation. Ever so hopeful, I pray that this is a symptom of new parenthood and will quickly relax into sensitive yet independent relationships so their children can grow up to become securely attached adults. I recently read an article from the Washington Post that reminded me of what we discussed:
Interestingly, I’ve seen many people like this growing up and finally had that “ah-ha” moment after learning about attachment styles. Any insights from our viewers/listeners out there??