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Are we helicopter parents? Or should we be?

Daughter looking a phone and ignoring her mother

Image courtesy: getkidsinternetsafe.com

Some parents, like helicopters, hover over their children, supervising and overseeing their life. The term ‘helicopter parent’ (also called a ‘cosseting parent’ or a ‘cosseter’) refers to a parent who is extremely and closely attentive to a child’s problems and experiences, particularly at school and college. Continue reading