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?"
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.
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.
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.