from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A parent who is overly involved in the life of his or her child.
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- noun A
parentwho pays an inordinate amount of attention to their children and often makes decisions, particularly educational ones, normally the province of the student.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[So called because such a parent is likened to a military or police helicopter hovering overhead.]
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From the tendency to hover over their children's lives, like a helicopter.
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