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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A helicopter parent might be better described as a parent who is highly caring and highly overbearing.