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.
See also: parent
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Instead of focusing on the helicopter parent as some one with unnecessary fears who gives their child instant gratification and solves every problem for their child, let's look at the characteristics of an actual helicopter pilot and see how these top qualities are an asset in parents of children with and without special needs." (9)
Helicopter parents are evolving into "drone parents." This new era of parents, mostly Gen Xers, fly far above their children keeping a watchful eye with less direct interaction.
helicopter parent), but directly interfere in them by clearing all the obstacles out of their children's way (but by doing so they also deprive their children of learning to cope independently with challenges they might face in life).
Even when it comes to leisure time, they can't resist interfering: the helicopter parent will be the one leaping up and down at swimming galas with a stopwatch in their hand, or standing over their nine-year-old as they practice piano - because God forbid they might be allowed to just kick a football around outside with their friends.
The phrase "helicopter parent" wasn't familiar to me until I began teaching, but the term has become part of the parenting lexicon through countless news reports and magazine articles.
CHC Helicopter parent company CHC Group (NYSE: HELI) said it reported revenue of USD415 million and a net loss of USD465 million for its fiscal-2015 third quarter, which ended Jan.
Most of us have heard the term "helicopter parent," but I always assumed the hovering stopped some time in college.
Give it to the girl with a helicopter parent. Distribute copies en masse at freshman college orientation," directs the Slatebreakers critic, and the majority couldn't agree more.
But what can you do when you think problems may be developing from a helicopter parent? Parents may not perceive any problem at all.
The op-ed letter writers savaged her, pointing to vignettes about the threatened burning of stuffed animals or vacations consumed by never ending music drills as proof that Chua was a helicopter parent gone wild.
The "h" word was used, "helicopter," as in "helicopter parent," which, according to Word Spy, is "A parent who hovers over his or her children.
As defined by Wikipedia, the term helicopter parent "refers to a person who pays extremely close attention to his or her child or children, particularly at educational institutions.
Always willing to pitch in, Kim Wilson's what maw' educators call a "partner parent." For her persistence in advocating for her child, Shani Weber laughingly calls herself an "Apache helicopter parent." You probably know the types.
A "helicopter parent" is so designated because, like a helicopter, they hover closely overhead, rarely out of reach whether their children need them or not.
Mostly Bs - Helicopter Parent These are the type of parents who pay extremely close attention to their child's experiences.
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