Kids Of Helicopter Parents Are Sputtering Out

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Dear Ms. Lythcott-Haims, While I was reading your article, “Kids of Helicopter Parents Are Sputtering Out” I was given a glimpse of how stressful it must be for students who have helicopter parents. Being what you would call a ‘free ranger’ myself, I had no problems with parental interference when it came to my studies. In this letter to you I will strive to point out the strongest and weakest parts of your article. You are able to use pathos, ethos and logos in several different ways to get your point across. From what I could tell, the purpose of your article “Kids of Helicopter Parents Are Sputtering Out” was to inform parents of the dangers helicopter parenting has on college student’s mental health as well as how it affects them in the long run. To summarize, College students who have helicopter parents lack life skills which include effective decision making and problem solving. These students lack the ability to interact properly with others also they lack emotional and intellectual freedom along with executive functions. Additionally, they are unable to cope with any negative feelings and new experiences and haven’t been able to build resilience in these areas. Without these abilities they aren’t able to be a self-sufficient adult or make any decision without involving their parent. The reference material you use indicates helicopter parenting causes depression and anxiety and makes them unable to have confidence in their own abilities which can also make them have

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