Warning to helicopter parents: Ignoring your child may actually be the best thing for them

Helicopter parents take note – ignoring your children might be the best way to get them to behave, a leading psychologist advised yesterday.

And when it comes to sweets and snacks, parents should never give in to pester power, a leading psychologist advised yesterday.

Dr Alison Pike, a developmental psychologist at Sussex University has reviewed research findings to come up with seven strategies taken from child development studies that could help parents.

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