Posts tagged "Helicopter Parents"

Helicopter parenting on steroids: Parents are volunteering at colleges because they just can't let go

Some parents have taken the term “Helicopter Parent” to a whole new level. According to a recent New York Times article, some parents are volunteering at colleges and universities. They are working at college fairs and participating in admission interviews. These parents also help with mailings to potential students. Helicopter parenting has entered a new... Read more »

Are Helicopter Parents Causing Their Children To Become Depressed?

Apparently, helicopter parenting can lead to depression. A recent study conducted by the University of Mary Washington suggests that young adults between the ages of 18-23 who had helicopter parents were more likely to feel depressed. “In an online survey, participants were asked to describe their mothers’ parenting behaviors and rate their own perceptions of... Read more »

5 New Year's Resolutions for Helicopter and Unparenting Parents

There are helicopter parents and now unparenting parents.  They are the two extreme parenting types.  Helicopter parents hover over their children and think they need to control every aspect of their child’s life. Unparenting parents treat their children like adults and have no boundaries or rules for them. I have come up with possible New... Read more »

Were the Olympians' Parents, Helicopter Parents?

A writer for the Huffington Post called some of the parents of the Olympians, “Helicopter Parents”. One of the points that the writer makes is about the Raismans. While their daughter was performing, the cameras showed the mother making intense facial expressions and the father looking very intense as well. This is considered helicopter parenting?... Read more »

Bad Parents Ruined An Easter Egg Hunt

Easter is on Sunday, so its only fitting that I blog about Easter.  The Associated Press reported on a community in Colorado Springs, Co. that cancelled its annual Easter Egg Hunt due to bad behavior last year!  The bad behavior was exhibited by the parents, not the children. How did this happen, you ask?  The... Read more »