Everyone knows the term “helicopter parent.”
Those are the Mommies and Daddies that hover around the baby birdies constantly. They have a reputation for being…overprotective, to put it mildly. They were first noticed by teachers several years ago, and their pervasive habit of making teachers’ jobs miserable with constant phone calls and conferences. But people thought they would grow out of it when the kids turned 18 and went to college.
They didn’t. The hovering parents followed their kids to college, calling up professors, making demands, and generally being a huge pain. But it was okay, because everyone thought the parents would grow out of it when their kids graduated college and got jobs.
Grab your blankies and read on. Tell me if you think it’s time the helicopter parents finally grew up.