helicopter parent


Also found in: Idioms, Wikipedia.

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
Translations
hanhiemo
References in periodicals archive ?
I had to quell every American helicopter parent impulse in my body not to intervene.
A helicopter parent of a toddler might constantly shadow the child always playing with and directing their behavior allowing them zero time alone to explore and learn on their own.
Many of my colleagues say their millennial employees are the obvious children of the helicopter parent craze.
And I don't want to be a helicopter parent so I'm trying to balance the intensity of the love Actress Nicole Kidman I don't want to be the joke.
You're a neurotic helicopter parent or a free-range neglectful moron (these things are totally contradictory, hi), and you cannot win.
Many of the new programs that we see implemented on our campuses, such as emailing students to remind them to sign up for new-student orientation and other pre-matriculation requirements, look a lot like the kind of behavior we would expect to see from a helicopter parent.
No doubt you've heard of the helicopter parent -- the ones who hover over their children, protecting them from harm, insult and just about any form of adversity.
A highly representative example of the above statement is provided by the compound helicopter parent ("a parent who takes an excessive and overprotective interest in the life of his or her child, esp.
Several sources said Bell Helicopter parent Textron had submitted a bid for Sikorsky, but dropped out after the price rose.
The Springfield issue with its coach is likely exactly what my brother described as a sports helicopter parent - the child never got enough playing time, never got the ball enough, just needed time and the ball to show her athletic skills.
Even when it comes to leisure time, they can't resist interfering: the helicopter parent will be the one leaping up and down at swimming galas with a stopwatch in their hand, or standing over their nine-year-old as they practice piano - because God forbid they might be allowed to just kick a football around outside with their friends.
A helicopter parent might be better described as a parent who is highly caring and highly overbearing.
Full browser ?