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Mary Quigley | Posted 10.07.2013 | Fifty
Mary Quigley

The concern that texting is yet another way helicopter parents keep their children from growing up ignores key generational differences.

Can There Be Such a Thing As Too Much Parenting?

Kristin van Ogtrop | Posted 10.05.2013 | Parents
Kristin van Ogtrop

One day, you wake up and realize that what you thought was good parenting was actually helicopter parenting, and as your rotors spin faster and faster, your kids are just pulling further and further away.

Part 2: When Helping Our Kids Starts Hurting Them

Tim Elmore | Posted 09.30.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

I've come to believe that parenting our kids is a lot like teaching them to ride a bike. It's a process. We begin by strapping them to us as infants and we do all the peddling. Eventually, we remove the training wheels -- and now our help is a tender balance of support and letting go.

Parent Advertises For 'Sugar Baby' To Take Son's Virginity

Posted 07.18.2013 | College

When a Philadelphia parent started a Craigslist ad with "This is going to sound strange," the user was right. Advertising for a "sugar baby" to take y...

7 Things Helicopter Parents NEED To Understand

Marsha Pinto | Posted 09.16.2013 | Teen
Marsha Pinto

In our fast-paced and competitive society, the stresses children face by over-ambitious parents often goes unnoticed. On behalf of the millennial generation, below are seven things helicopter parents everywhere need to understand.

Helicopter Parenting Can Ruin Your Child's Chances of Getting a Job

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 09.15.2013 | Parents
Sara Sutton Fell

As a mom of two young boys, I certainly understand the desire to want to protect your children. After all, who wants to see their child struggle and suffer? But the reality is that children need to experience failure in their lives.

7 Things I Learned At My Son's College Orientation

Shelley Emling | Posted 09.15.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

It's called 'Freshman Orientation' but it's probably designed more for the parents than for the freshmen.

How Parents Ruin College

Paul Rasmussen | Posted 09.02.2013 | Parents
Paul Rasmussen

All parents (including me) are driven by a visceral instinct to aid and protect their children. It's hard for parents to watch their children struggle, especially if it's in their power to fix the problem.

How I Solved the Dinner Dilemma

Julie Halpert | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Julie Halpert

I'm sure my experience isn't unique. You slave over an elaborate dinner, only to have your teen turn up their nose and push it away. But I'm here to tell you that I have addressed this dinner dilemma head on and triumphed by employing one simple method.

What's the Future of Soda?

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Gregg S. Lipman

There's an opportunity for you, challenger brand, to take advantage of the backlash against soda and create a little niche for yourself. Innovate around where the audience is, from Gen Y- and Z-ers to helicopter parents who couldn't imagine anything as toxic as soda touching their children's lips.

Why Your Child May Not Need Snacks

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.23.2013 | Parents

American parents usually have a stockpile of snacks for whenever their children get hungry. But are they really necessary? Christine Gross-Loh, aut...

Mother of the Grad Blues

Leslie Lehr | Posted 07.20.2013 | Fifty
Leslie Lehr

When she turns to scan the crowd, I wonder if she has plans after dinner tonight. I wonder if she has plans for tomorrow, or next week. I wonder if she is happy or scared, or both. I wonder if she is looking for me.

Mom Becomes Daughter's Personal Bodyguard At School

Posted 05.17.2013 | Parents

If Earl Haig Public School in Toronto, Ontario, wasn't going to protect Jill Trahan-Hardy's 11-year-old daughter from being bullied, then she would. ...

Put Them On The Bus -- To Camp!

Alan Saltz | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Alan Saltz

That transition from mom's (or dad's) loving arms to the bus, that challenging moment of truth as they head off to camp, is what makes the experience so seminal for your son or daughter.

LOOK: Gifts For Every (Stereotypical) Kind Of Mom

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents

If there's one thing we know about parenting, it's that every mom or dad can be summed up perfectly by a single label. (Yes -- of course! -- we're ...

What Do the Experts Say About Boomerang Kids?

The GypsyNesters | Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

The economy could be considered a viable reason for helping a young adult get on their feet. But let's take a look at the other half of the experts' scenarios.

What Parents Should Stop Telling Their Children

Tira Harpaz | Posted 06.25.2013 | Fifty
Tira Harpaz

I don't think we are doing ourselves or our children a particular service by claiming they are all amazing.

Helicopter Managers: The Helping Hand Strikes Again

Adam Grant | Posted 06.23.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

In the workplace, many people become helicopter managers, hovering over their employees in a well-intentioned but ill-fated attempt to provide support.

Am I Overprotective?

Jill Patir | Posted 06.10.2013 | Parents
Jill Patir

Am I overprotective? Absolutely. Do I feel bad for judging "those" parents for caring too much? You bet.

Lisa Belkin

Frank Bruni On Parenting: Was He Clear-Eyed Or Clueless? | Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.06.2013 | Parents

Before I had children I had rules about raising those children. Snacking, for instance. I would roll my eyes and tsk to myself whenever a parent p...

5 Ways to Keep Your Teens Safe on Facebook

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.02.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I believe that parents get overly-enthusiastic about monitoring their kids' grades to the exclusion of what goes on in their technological worlds.

Bring Your Own Tech to School... and Become a Hacker!

John Pavley | Posted 05.24.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

In the real world, which increasingly is becoming the virtually augmented reality world, a smartphone, a pad, or a laptop are survival tools. Even the Amish have a word processor.

The Safety Concern Parents Need To Take Much More Seriously

Jennifer Mendelsohn | Posted 07.26.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Mendelsohn

There really is something very simple we can do to make our kids demonstrably safer. Why is it a solution so many parents won't hear?

Let the Children Fight

Sara Lind | Posted 05.05.2013 | Parents
Sara Lind

Despite my personal belief that it's better to let the kids have a chance to work it out, I've done my fair share of stepping in. Because I'm just too afraid of getting The Look.

Student Career Responsibility

Geoff Falen | Posted 05.05.2013 | College
Geoff Falen

Nobody disputes the value of parental wisdom, advice and support, but at a certain point, you've got to take responsibility for your future. Mom and Dad aren't doing you any favors if they're the ones jumping in and running point for your career exploration.