Today’s Helicopter Parents Next on #CampusChat
Jan07

Today’s Helicopter Parents Next on #CampusChat

Learn the signs tonight on #CampusChat with guest Suzanne Shaffer! You might be a helicopter parent if…

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Parent College Coach Tip #26: Helicopter Parenting–It’s Not All Bad
Aug01

Parent College Coach Tip #26: Helicopter Parenting–It’s Not All Bad

It’s no surprise that parents have become so involved in their kids’ lives that school administrators have labeled us helicopter parents. But it can’t all be bad; after all, parents are actually involved. But there are extremes. And it’s possible that a few bad parenting experiences have shed a negative light on all of us.

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Parent College Tip #11: Don’t Make These Parenting Mistakes
Apr11

Parent College Tip #11: Don’t Make These Parenting Mistakes

Are you hovering around the helicopter parent line? Check this list of parenting mistakes we sometimes make with our college-bound teens.

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From the Heliparent to the Free-Range Parent
Nov28

From the Heliparent to the Free-Range Parent

What's the midway point between overparenting and free-range parenting? This article from Time Magazine gives us a look at where we've come from to where we are now.  Helicopter Parents: The Backlash Against Overparenting – TIME The insanity crept up on us slowly; we just wanted what was best for our kids. We bought macrobiotic cupcakes and hypoallergenic socks, hired tutors to correct a 5-year-old's "pencil-holding deficiency," hooked up broadband connections in the treehouse but took down the swing set after the second skinned knee. We hovered over every school, playground and practice field — "helicopter parents," teachers christened us, a phenomenon that spread to parents of all ages, races and regions. Stores began marketing stove-knob covers and "Kinderkords" (also known as leashes; they allow "three full feet of freedom for both you and your child") and Baby Kneepads (as if babies don't come prepadded). The mayor of a Connecticut town agreed to chop down three hickory trees on one block after a woman worried that a stray nut might drop into her new swimming pool, where her nut-allergic grandson occasionally swam. A Texas school required parents wanting to help with the second-grade holiday party to have a background check first. Schools auctioned off the right to cut the carpool line and drop a child directly in front of the building — a spot that in other settings is known as handicapped parking. continute at ...

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