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Helicopter Parents

Hey Moms Who Party With College Kids - You've Got FOMO Worse Than Most Millennials

Leslie Blanchard | Posted 02.01.2017 | Parents
Leslie Blanchard

I heard you've been down to the college campus again for the weekend? I think one of you said on Facebook that it was your 12th visit down this year?...

You Won't Believe Who's Texting Your Teens While They're Driving

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.07.2016 | Fifty

Who’s texting your teens while they’re driving? The answer to that one is simple: Look in the mirror. Helicopter parents ― you know who you are ...

Dear Parents, Stop Rescuing Your Kids From Failure

Janie Porter | Posted 09.07.2016 | Parents
Janie Porter

In my last five years as a parent, I've found that letting my kids experience failure is the very best parenting tool I have.

College Move-In? Keep Your Head Up & Enjoy the Other Side

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 08.22.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

It's August. For many families, it's time to participate in a celebrated American ritual: moving a son or daughter to college. While thousands of par...

Young Millennials: 3 Things Make You The Worst Mom

Christine Michel Carter | Posted 08.11.2016 | Parents
Christine Michel Carter

I empathize with the social pressures of raising generation Alpha, and find myself giving in to it from time to time. But just as I changed my behavior, so should young millennial moms for their mental health and for the sake of those around them (their spouses, teachers, even other moms). I found it's okay to be enthusiastic about my children's future, just not delusional.

This Is How Helicopter Parents Handle The Dorm Room List

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.30.2016 | Fifty

Colleges send out lists telling students what to bring to campus. This list, in the hands of a helicopter parent, is a meaningless document undoubtedl...

I've Never Been More Thankful for My Hands-Off Parents

Quora | Posted 07.29.2016 | Parents

How did being raised by clueless parents affect your development? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questi...

The Hardest Lesson Of All For The Parent Of Teenagers

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.14.2016 | Fifty

Without question, I am the engine that runs my family. I am the organizer, the planner, the just-in-case-you-need-it-I’ve-packed-it person. If you f...

Helicopter Parents, Here's Proof That You Need To Stop Hovering

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.29.2016 | Fifty

Parents, there's a fine line between being supportive and being just a little too "hands-on." In fact, a new study says the latter could actually affe...

Why I Should Be In Jail And Other Things I Learned From The Tragedy At The Zoo

Mary Ann Ware | Posted 06.15.2016 | Parents
Mary Ann Ware

When I heard about the little boy who had fallen into the gorilla enclosure in Cincinnati, I was fascinated just like everyone else. Maybe it's because I recall the hazards of raising two quick, mischievous preschoolers of my own just a few years ago.

Failure to Launch: Are You Hindering Your Child's Development?

Brook Price | Posted 05.18.2017 | Parents
Brook Price

A family epidemic is sweeping our nation: failure to launch syndrome. This development -- or lack thereof -- is characterized by the inability of youn...

What's the Scoop on 'Helicopter Parenting'?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.18.2017 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Although the term was originally used to refer to teens and college age kids, it can be referred to doing tasks of a child of any age when the child is capable of doing it alone. Toddlers and preschoolers for example may not learn to play alone because their parent is always hovering over them and playing alongside of them.

4 Parenting Tips That Are Music to Your Ears

Brook Price | Posted 04.25.2017 | Parents
Brook Price

Boundaries are crucial. If you don't teach your children boundaries by showing them that they exist, they won't know how to set their own boundaries when they grow up.

Overcoming the Failure to Launch Epidemic

Brook Price | Posted 04.19.2017 | Parents
Brook Price

As families move from a caregiving mindset to a caretaking one, failure to launch is becoming increasingly common.

Are Today's Parents Getting a Raw Deal?

Rhonda Stephens | Posted 04.12.2017 | Parents
Rhonda Stephens

Parents in the '70s defined their roles in a way we never have. I worry that our kids are leaving home with more intellectual ability than we did, but without the life skills that will give them the success and independence that we've enjoyed.

Want to Raise Successful Kids? A Former Stanford Dean Says Please Stop Doing This

Bill Murphy Jr. | Posted 03.17.2017 | Parents
Bill Murphy Jr.

If you say 'we' when you mean your son or your daughter -- as in, 'We're on the travel soccer team' -- it's a hint to yourself that you are intertwined in a way that is unhealthy.

The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Child Is To Make Them Do Chores. Seriously.

Quora | Posted 02.26.2017 | Parents

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Stuck With the Kids on Valentine's Day? Do This.

Tamar Chansky | Posted 02.14.2017 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

How can you maintain some kind of connection when your circus of a family has set up tents in the middle of it? Then I remembered a story I'd been wanting to tell about that very question for a long time. It all started in a restaurant in upstate New York a few years ago.

Kids and Homework: Backing Off Is Best

Grete DeAngelo | Posted 02.11.2017 | Parents
Grete DeAngelo

A recent study has been released that says helicopter parenting, especially in schoolwork, might backfire when it comes to promoting student success.

The Drone Parent: A Helicopter Parent On Steriods

George Sachs, Psy.D. | Posted 02.07.2017 | Parents
George Sachs, Psy.D.

Google "helicopter parent." This is what you'll get: hel·i·cop·ter par·ent [noun] [informal] [plural noun: helicopter parents] Definition: A pare...

Keep Your Friends Close and Your Enemies Closer

Matt Farmer | Posted 01.21.2017 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Pay attention, principals. If Monday's Edison vote goes the way I sensed back in November that it would, you may want to think twice before suspending a kid whose parent sits on your LSC.

Why It's So Hard To Let My Kids Fail

Ann Cinzar | Posted 01.18.2017 | Parents
Ann Cinzar

I try to hold back from helping with the science project, but it's right there, and a few little tweaks wouldn't hurt, would they?

Gutter Guards Are the Sign of Our Failure

Amy L. Freeman | Posted 01.04.2017 | Parents
Amy L. Freeman

Truly, they are. I know I submitted that phrase as my heading to this post, but I've retyped it as text, because I really mean it.

Who Is Shaping Notions of 'Right' Parent Involvement?

The Conversation US | Posted 12.21.2016 | Parents
The Conversation US

As parents, you are constantly walking on a thin line. If you don't show up at the school enough, it's assumed you don't care about your child's education; show up too much and you're a "helicopter parent" who suffocates your child and her/his teachers by your "overinvestment."

Yes, Helicopter Parenting Happens, Even At The Doctor's Office

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.20.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Part of raising a teenager is figuring when and how to let go of the reins so adolescents learn to make smart choices on their own....