Is Hovering Necessary? | Teaching Self-Government

Is Hovering Necessary?

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Hovering gives a message of not trusting.  If he thinks that you don't trust him, he will think of himself as a dishonest person based upon your behaviors.  Hovering is also a form of a power struggle. So, if you shouldn't hover over a child to make sure that he follows through with earned consequences, or instructions that have been given, what should you do to change the behavior?