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.
19) What is fascinating about these more recent expressions is that their motivation can be traced back to the still active metaphorical basis of helicopter parent, i.
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.
A helicopter parent is a parent, guardian, or caregiver who is deeply involved in his or her child's educational experiences, particularly at school.
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.
Barry Glassner & Morton Schapiro, Grounding the Helicopter Parent, WASH.
Are you a helicopter parent, hovering over every aspect of your child''s life?
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.
Otherwise, there must be some AYSO helicopter parent who constantly berates their kid on the field in front of his friends who's more deserving.
The overly involved helicopter parent can be aggressive, but put a group of them together and re-channel their energy--into study groups for their gifted children, for example--and you've provided a positive outlet for their Type A traits.
IR=T) helicopter parent " refers to a parent who would like to monitor their child's behavior in every possible aspect of their lives including playtime and schoolwork, and is usually done to gratify or counter the parent's fear of failure or harm their children might go through.
The helicopter parent hovering just above the classroom does not make space for all that growing up entails.
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.
For her persistence in advocating for her child, Shani Weber laughingly calls herself an "Apache helicopter parent.
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