Helicopter Parents

This is the term for those who hover above their kids, monitoring their every move and present to soothe any discomfort, no matter how trivial. God knows their off spring shouldn’t have to tolerate anything that might be unpleasant, in anticipation and preparation for their problem-free adolescence and adulthood they’ll no doubt be having.

I consider myself more of a crop-duster parent. Letting the kids be free-range, never too far away, but not looming overhead. Prepared to swoop down when really needed– to intervene in eliminating detrimental things  and to sprinkle some helpful things to encourage growth.

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