Category Archives: helicopter parents

I don’t love all my children the same!

I just heard it, the collective “gasp” of all the parents reading that. Of course I LOVE all my children the same. Young parents often don’t believe that they could ever feel the overwhelming love they feel for their first baby for anyone else. Then they have another, and they do! A parent’s capacity for […]

Helicopter Parenting – or for goodness sake at least hover out of sight!

“Helicopter Parent is a colloquial, early 21st century term for a parent who pays extremely close attention to his or her child’s or children’s experiences and problems, particularly at educational institutions. The term originally coined by Foster W. Cline M.D. and Jim Fay in their 1990 book “Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility.” Helicopter […]