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Hovering Parents

The Real Reason We're Hovering Parents

Doug Struck | Posted 02.05.2014 | Fifty
Doug Struck

So, when I call my son at his college, the conversations are like this: "Hey, pal. How's classes? Yeah, great. Now look, can you tell me why my phone keeps showing messages from someone who died five years ago?"

3 Mistakes 'Helicopter Parents' Make That Prevent Their Children From Growing Up

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2013 | Parents
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Helicopter parents usually have the best intentions -- to protect their children from life's hardships and prepare them for adulthood -- but as with many other aspects of parenting, the results don't always match the intentions.

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.

Are You a Hovering Parent?

Mia Redrick | Posted 05.01.2012 | Parents
Mia Redrick

We've all heard the term "helicopter mom" to describe moms that are over-protective and overly involved in their children's daily activities. These moms frequently over-stay their welcome and hyper-manage everything.

The 6 Overparenting Archetypes | Posted 01.04.2012 | Parents

When Boston was hit by last winter's barrage of blizzards, my two oldest kids, then ages eight and five, spent their snow days lounging around the hou...