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When to NOT get involved

Air Date: 10/02/12 Most parents spend an astonishing amount of time on parenting and providing for children. And many times they still find themselves wondering if they are doing a good job. There's one aspect of raising children that can be more confusing than all the rest, and that's when to not get involved in your child's affairs. Parents do many things in the name of love for their children. Parents run to school and negotiate discipline with teachers and playing time with coaches. They get involved with other parents when their child isn't invited to a birthday party. Generally, there is a rule of thumb in figuring out when to get involved and when to back off. It's when parents over-function, children under-function. This week Cheryl offers a few suggestions on when to back off and when to step in on this week's edition of Parenting with Cheryl Erwine. Parenting with Cheryl Erwine airs every Tuesday morning on 88.7 FM, KUNR, and can be reached at 775-331-6723 or cheryl.erwine@sbcglobal.net.