Helicopter parents are no doubt the topic du jour amongst those trying to understand current styles of parenting adult children.
Hovering over your children in their late teens and older generally gets a bad rap.
For another take on this, check out “When is it OK to be a Helicopter Parent” over at the Huffington Post:
“You’ve heard the critiques of so-called “helicopter parents” who can’t stay away from their kids, smothering them with so much love and attention that they never develop self-reliance. Narcissistic, dependent, and unable to strike out on their own, your over-loved children expect everyone to wait on them hand and foot. They’ll be doomed to a life of constant whining when they don’t get their way, and will never be able to support themselves financially or emotionally.” READ MORE…
I’ll be writing more on this topic later.
Have you ever felt like a helicopter parent? Please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.