helicopter parent

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helicopter parent

A parent who is overly attentive and doting toward their child or children. The term comes from the notion that they are "hovering" around their children at all times. Don't be a helicopter parent. Your daughter is 18 and fully capable of picking her own classes.
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Helicopter parents are evolving into "drone parents.
Other helicopter parents email their child's university to organise their class timetable or ask lecturers to increase grades.
Implications are provided for counselors and psychologists in college- and university-based counseling centers to help them to understand and provide assessment and treatment for adult children of helicopter parents.
I work at an elementary school where helicopter parents are as ubiquitous as gold stars and untied shoelaces.
Helicopter parents prefer to be directly involved in their children's lives, but if their involvement is curtailed, they expect the university to assume the role of caretaker.
She explains what to do while in high school, including taking standardized tests and college entrance exams, filling out applications, visiting campuses, and choosing a college; preparing for college, including housing arrangements; dorm life; academic issues like majors and minors, career goals, professors, grades, exams, and time management; career preparation and professional development; social life and issues like making friends, student organizations, fraternities and sororities, dating, parties, social media, and drinking and drugs; stress and mental health issues; how to live independently; and the parental perspective, guidance from parents, and helicopter parents.
Meanwhile, Paige must still deal with mean girls and helicopter parents, particularly a father intensely suspicious of boyfriends.
The more aggressive helicopter parents have been labeled "lawnmower parents" because of their willingness to "mow down" anyone who gets in the way of their children's success.
A Tory MP's claim that helicopter parents are stifling children's ability to fend for themselves has been rubbished by experts.
THE STORY: Quiet, studious Allyson has spent her whole life doing exactly what her helicopter parents expect of her.
Either they are tiger mothers, helicopter parents, viciously living out their own frustrated ambitions through their children or the other negative way of seeing the concerned parent, is that anything they do for their children is unjust and perpetuating an unfair society because not everyone has parents who can comment on their UCAS form.
Old school grandfather Artie (Billy Crystal), who is accustomed to calling the shots, meets his match when he and his eager-to-please wife Diane (Bette Midler) agree to babysit their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents (Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott) go away for work.
Helicopter parents, beware: You won't find the answer in Kumon books or Baby Einstein videos.
ON CALL: Helicopter parents cannot help but 'hover' above the lives of their offspring at university - and beyond but hopefully, I won't be among them
That the Bobos in Paradise want to ruin even summer camp was by far the most infuriating and depressing part for me to read (I desperately wanted to blame this on the Boomers, but most of them have already sent their kids to camp; are these new helicopter parents members ofgaspGeneration X?
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