The Harmful Side Effects of Helicopter Parenting


Helicopter parenting was first defined in Dr. Haim Ginott’s 1969 book Parents & Teenagers, when teens brought up that their parents would hover over them like a helicopter. It’s also been called ‘lawnmower parenting,’ ‘cosseting parenting,’ and ‘bulldoze parenting.’

While all parents want to protect their kids from consequences like unhappiness, struggle, and unguaranteed results, some parents become overprotective and don’t allow their children to learn and grow from these experiences, which can teach them how to cope and move forward in life with greater confidence.

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