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Helicopter Parent

5 Signs You Were Raised By Helicopter Parents

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living

The term "helicopter parenting" is the same age as members of the millennial generation, which is telling. The parenting style, characterized by a he...

The Unexpected Parent

Jill Patir | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Jill Patir

gain, your entire childhood is spent surrounded by your parents, or parents of other children. Shouldn't I have had some sort of idea of the type of parent I wanted to be?

Sometimes, You Need to Get Out of Your Child's Way

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.22.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

The initial experiences that children have as they first engage in the world, from grasping your finger in infancy to walking, eating, dressing and talking, lay the foundation for their future beliefs about their ability to master the complex world in which they will live as they mature.

Comin' In for a Landing: One Helicopter Mom's Challenge to Cut Her Engine and End Her Hovering Ways

Jennifer Breheny Wallace | Posted 10.05.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Breheny Wallace

My 7-year-old son and I had a fun but tiring summer last year, a three-month push and pull between his desire to grow up and my desire to keep him safe. I vowed to make this summer a summer of more freedom for both of us, and enlisted the help of Lenore Skenazy.

Pilot Lessons

Lorraine Duffy Merkl | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Lorraine Duffy Merkl

Sometimes I purposely make the whirring noise of rapidly spinning propellers to punctuate the fact that like many Manhattan mothers I am called a "helicopter."

Bring Your Parents To Work Day?

Karin Kasdin | Posted 04.25.2012 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

Letting go is the most difficult part of parenting. But it is also the most essential. Clinging to our children until we leave claw marks on their bodies is detrimental to their growth. And it doesn't make us any happier either.