Jennifer Garner’s “Benign Neglect”

The actress is no helicopter mom.  She wants her children to suffer a little “benign neglect”:

  • Letting kids be bored and figure out what to do.
  • Trying things without a parent hovering over them.
  • Building resilience by letting them fail but giving them a helping hand to get up and try again.
  • Being 100% present when focused on time together or absent for they can get involved in something else.
  • Be ready to step in immediately on matters of bullying and safety.

Once again, you gain control by letting go in all types of relationships including a little “benign neglect”.