Hello and welcome to another Free Debate Friday! In recent years, more and more labels have been doled out to describe parenting styles. First, we labeled moms who drive their kids to soccer and ballet practice Soccer Moms. Now we call parents Helicopter Parents for hovering over their offspring. As with any label, we compartmentalize certain characteristics and, depending on what our opinion of those labels are, adopt them or do our best to not be associated with them.
Recently, two new parenting labels have become popular: Tiger Mom and Snow Plow Parent. Snow Plow Parents act like the machines they’re name after, removing obstacles in their children’s lives, while Tiger Moms are strict, stressing studies and expecting only the best from their kids.
We know that a well-rounded parenting style is what most parents want for their children. But if you had to choose, which would be best? Today’s Free Debate Friday asks: Is it better to be a Snow Plow Parent or a Tiger Mom?
Vote for the parenting style you think is best and tell us why in the comments section below!