Helicopter Parents

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Most parents take an interest in their child’s life from birth until they become an adult by picking and choosing what is best for them as much as they possibly can. Parents want to help their children to be as perfect as they can make them. Typically hovering parents spend a lot of money, time, and effort filling schedules things like with dance classes, baseball, and tutoring in order to have a ‘perfect’ child. As well as coming to their aid when they are in need, or their defense when they are in trouble. Help in making important, life changing decisions, like where to go to college at, or which career to pursue. When does helping become hovering? The generation of “Helicopter Parents” is becoming more and more prevalent in families. A …show more content…
She discusses the result of students not being taught how to take care of themselves. A report by a business-research group by the name of, The Conference Board, found that incoming graduates were lacking skills such as communication and decision making (Whelan 258). Employers want to hire strong, skilled leaders who can perform tasks in the correct manner. When a fresh college graduate is put into the job market, who knows if they will be able to make important company decisions, communicate effectively on the phone or in person. If an over involved parent has done these things for their son or daughter all their life, they are not going to know how to handle specific situations in which they will need a select set of skills.
Parents are losing the true focus of parenting because they are too attached. Parents should realize that if a person does not work hard, they can’t achieve great things like they want for their children. “The Fine Art of Letting Go” is an article that appeared in the news magazine, Newsweek, written by Barbara Kantrowitz and Peg Tyre. The article discusses many causes and consequences of hovering parents, as well as personal experiences from hovering parents. Kantrowitz is responsible for many cover stories on education, social trends, and health in Newsweek since 1985. Parents feel a range of emotions as their child is growing up, but as the parent, their role is to be strong in order
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