Helicopter Parents Continuing to Hover During Children’s College Years

A recent study found college students with controlling parents were more likely to experience depression and less satisfaction with their college experience, Reuters reports. Researchers cited the rise in technology as promoting more parent-involvement via email and messaging. An increasingly competitive marketplace has also triggered economic fears said to foster anxiety about their children’s success.


  1. Charlie Graham says:

    My daughter in Chicago gave me an even better metaphor for this kind of parenting: “curling parents” (picture the two curling-team brush wielders busily sweeping the path in front of the stone as it glides down the rink).

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