I discovered that I’m a submarine parent, without even knowing it. The first time I heard that term was when I was asked to write an article on it.

After getting more familiar with the term, I realized that my style of parenting, which involved monitoring my child from a distance, until they actually need me, or face an emergency situation, is actually known as submarine parenting.

What is submarine parenting and why are parenting experts singing its praises?

Unlike “helicopter parenting”, which involves micro-managing your child to the point of doing everything except actually breathing for them,