Are You a Helicopter Parent? Why You May Want to Rethink That Parenting Style! by Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP

Parenting Teens
7 years ago

Are You a Helicopter Parent? Why You May Want to Rethink That Parenting Style!

As parents, we want the best for our kids. We want them to be happy, safe and successful. Parental support matters, but studies suggest that helicopter parenting may be doing great harm. In the book, "How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success" by Julie Lythcott-Haims, the author shares how overbearing parents may be unknowingly creating psychological consequences for their kids by the time they reach college. There has been an increase of mental health issues on college campuses. It was found that freshmen with helicopter parents were:

  • reluctant to new ideas
  • reluctant to new activities
  • vulnerable
  • anxious
  • self-conscious

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Ann Marie Patitucci
Great tip! I love Julie Lythcott-Haims' advice. Thanks, Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP !
Mike Prochaska
I love this article. When we see them ad the park my frown starts making helicopter noises
Elisa Schmitz
Happening more and more these days. And, the new breed of "lawnmower parents" takes helicoptering to the next level. Thanks for sharing, Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP !

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