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What is the defination of a "helicopter parent"?? I've heard that term alot lately!

I've read alot of post on here, and people refer to parents as a helicopter parent... IN your own words what is a definition of one??

 
solmenkoo3

Asked by solmenkoo3 at 2:02 PM on Apr. 11, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1940395,00.html

    Sharon
    momto2boys973

    Answer by momto2boys973 at 2:05 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • one who hovers over their children
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 2:04 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • a parent who runs and watches over EVERY aspect of their child's life. basically a parent who doesn't let their kid think for themselves or make their own mistakes
    momofone725

    Answer by momofone725 at 2:05 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • someone who hovers. who is always right there at the playground "hovering"
    cassie_kellison

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 2:05 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • a parent that hovers over their child so close that the child isn't allowed to do anything on it's own. Not even slide down the slide without mom holding it's arm for fear it might get hurt. Or the parent that says, no, you can't use toothpicks with clay to make things, you have to use q-tips so you won't poke your finger. (and this is with school age kids),

    Either way, the kids aren't allowed to move on their own. Mom wants involves so much the kid can't grow.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:05 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • A parent that constantly hovers over the child regardless of age. Rarely is the child allowed to make decisions on their own. Omni present on campus. Always has to know who said what and where and how. Sometimes the parent makes the child feel like they 'can't" do anything w/o mommy (usually it's moms) there. These kids rarely learn to be sufficient, they have difficulty with autonomy.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 2:06 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • * Self sufficient
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 2:07 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • It's a new word term created so Mothers who are constantly texting and not paying attention to their children can justify themselves. Have you been to a play ground lately?? Pathetic.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:13 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

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