It is Time for the Helicopter Parent Syndrome to End

It is Time for the Helicopter Parent Syndrome to End

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Date : March 22, 2014

A helicopter parent is a father or mother who rarely allows their children to go unsupervised. These parents believe that their children are at risk of something horrible happening to them unless an adult is watching at all times. These parents also believe that their children are incapable of completing the most basic task without immediate adult involvement.

Parents driving their kids to school, surrounding them at every sporting event, supervising “play dates” and hovering over...

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The Media-Parent Connection: Overplaying Fear – How It Hurts

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Date : March 22, 2014

Bob Livingstone, LCSW

Used by permission from The Therapist

July/August 2007

Take a look at present-day suburbia— what do you see? Neighborhoods filled with children, most of them playing indoors, usually by themselves. When they do engage in activities outside the home—soccer, baseball, martial arts, music lessons—today’s suburban children get shuttled from the house to the playing field or studio by their moms or dads in the family car. They return home the same way,...

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