helicopter parent

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helicopter parent

n.
A parent who is overly involved in the life of his or her child.

[So called because such a parent is likened to a military or police helicopter hovering overhead.]

helicopter parent

n
a parent who is excessively involved in the life of his or her child
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Their average attention span is eight seconds, compared to 12 seconds for millennials, who are driven to succeed by helicopter parents who watch their every move, while Generation Z finds encouragement from parents who support independent thinking, want them to achieve on their own, and are fed up with not receiving equal pay for equal success at work.
By now you've probably heard the stereotypes commonly associated with Millennials such as multi-tasker, tech-savvy, goal-oriented seekers of constant feedback, kids of helicopter parents, waiting for their participation trophy.
Helicopter parents are not the only problem: Colleges coddle students, too.
The team explained that long known hovering parenting style can create children unable to make decisions or exhibit independence, what's less often discussed is how aggressive and difficult the children of helicopter parents - often middle-class, professional and, to their minds, devoted to their darlings - can be at school.
Helicopter parents, as the name suggests, spend a lot of time hovering.
Helicopter parents are those who constantly keep one beady eye (if not both) on their children, in the nigh-unshakeable, sometimes desperate hope that their children will do well under total supervision.
Millennials are driven to succeed by helicopter parents who watch their every move, while Generation Z finds encouragement from parents who encourage independent thinking, want them to achieve on their own and are fed up with not receiving equal pay for equal success at work.
Helicopter parents caused colleges to develop orientation weekends for parents in addition to incoming freshmen.
According to new research from Queensland University of Technology, helicopter parents - so-called because they constantly hover - are overly involved in their lives.
From mobile phones to helicopter parents, it might seem like a foregone conclusion that our current crop of young people is destined to be insecure, inattentive, and unable to cope with challenges and stress.
A 2010 study at Keene State College in New Hampshire found that students with helicopter parents were less open to new ideas and actions and more vulnerable, anxious, and self-conscious.
Perhaps most intriguing is their exploration of snowplow parents, who are apparently helicopter parents on steroids.
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