The return of helicopter parents

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 26 20:35:01 UTC 2012

Well, they really never left...
> Parenting observers cite the cancellation as a prime example of
> "helicopter parents" — those who hover over their children and are
> involved in every aspect of their children's lives — sports, school,
> and increasingly work — to ensure that they don't fail, even at an
> Easter egg hunt.
> "They couldn't resist getting over the rope to help their kids," said
> Ron Alsop, a former /Wall Street Journal/ reporter and author of /The
> Trophy Kids Grow Up/, which examines the "millennial children"
> generation.
> "That's the perfect metaphor for millennial children. They (parents)
> can't stay out of their children's lives. They don't give their
> children enough chances to learn from hard knocks, mistakes."


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