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Are You A Helicopter Parent?

What Is Helicopter Parenting?

The term "helicopter parent" was first used in Dr. Haim Ginott's 1969 book Parents & Teenagers by teens who said their parents would hover over them like a helicopter; the term became popular enough to become a dictionary entry in 2011. Similar te...

Helicopter Parenting—It's Worse Than You Think

The independence of young American adults just took a great leap backwards. It was precipitated by the advance of their parents into new territory, a province once deemed innocuous enough for their offspring to navigate by themselves—getting into ...

The Pros And Cons Of Helicopter Parenting

The rising trend of “helicopter parenting,” or hovering over a child’s educational, social, extracurricular, and home life, has been praised by some as true dedication to one’s kids and decried by others for potentially smothering a child’s indepe...

Are You A Helicopter Parent? 10 Telltale Signs

Helicopter parents: It's the name given to the obsessively protective moms and dads who "hover" around their kids. Of course, those kids end up becoming helpless teenagers and adults who always look for mama to swoop in and save them—a major paren...

Here's A Helpful Infographic On The Many Risks Of Helicopter Parenting

Below you'll find a nifty infographic produced by the folks at Yellowbrick detailing the consequences of everyone's favorite irritating childrearing trend: helicopter parenting. We've written a lot about this topic here at Big Think; our archives ...

Overprotective Parenting Problems | How Not To Be A Helicopter Parent

We’ve all heard about ‘helicopter parents’ – those highly-strung, control-freak mums and dads who hover above their offspring lest they scrape a knee or, heaven forbid, fall out of a tree. At the polar-opposite end of the parenting spectrum are pr...

How To Stop Worrying And Avoid Helicopter Parenting: Don’T Do These 6 Things

There is compelling evidence that babies dream, given that infants and newborns spend up to 50% of their sleeping time in REM sleep (the stage of sleep in which dreams occur. REM stands for Rapid Eye Movement, and, as the name indicates, is charac...

How To Stop Being Helicopter Parents

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10 Ways To Stop Being A Helicopter Parent

Do you hover over your kids while they’re doing homework? Take more than your share of responsibility for their actions –– and inactions? Attempt to micro-manage their schedules with activities and events? You may be a closet helicopter parent! Mo...

How To Stop Helicopter Parenting And Set Your Kids Up For Success

Julie Lythcott-Haims, a former dean of freshman at Stanford University, joins TODAY to discuss her book "How to Raise an Adult," and how parents can help prepare their children to succeed at life without hand-holding.

Here's Why You Need To Stop Being A Helicopter Parent

So-called “helicopter parenting” is detrimental to children no matter how loving the parents might be, a new study by professors at Brigham Young University (BYU) finds. The study, a follow up to 2012 research that suggested children of such contr...

From Helicopter Parent To Lighthouse Parent

In recent years I've read several reports about community Easter egg hunts getting canceled. Why? Aggressive parents were jumping onto the field to help their kids retrieve Easter eggs, despite being told by event organizers that the hunts were on...

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Are You A Helicopter Parent?

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An overprotective style of parenting is called Helicopter Parenting. Are you following this style?