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helicopter parent

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  • n. A parent who pays an inordinate amount of attention to their children and often makes decisions, particularly educational ones, normally the province of the student.

Etymologies

From the tendency to hover over their children's lives, like a helicopter. (Wiktionary)

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  • *sigh* I know this well...

    June 21, 2008

  • BBC: 'The concept of the "helicopter parent" (that is the parent who continues to hover over their offspring even after they have left home for university) owes much to a generation of mothers and fathers who have been encouraged to be active consumers as their children have gone through the school system.'

    June 21, 2008