Helicopter Parenting MemeJan 28, 2023
What's The Definition Of A Helicopter Parent?
Helicopter parenting is a term used to describe parents who are overly involved in their children’s lives. This type of parenting focuses on controlling and monitoring their children’s activities, decisions and behaviors to ensure their safety and success in all areas of their life. Helicopter parents may attempt to shield their children from any potential risks or challenges they may face, and are often seen as hovering over their children, waiting to swoop in and save the day.
Helicopter parenting stems from a parent's fear of their child failing or making a mistake. It is an attempt to protect their child from potential harm or disappointment. This can be seen in a parent's desire to hover over their child, controlling and directing every aspect of their life. This type of anxiety we're referring to here is in Family Systems Theory known as Chronic Anxiety. You can learn more about that in our free parenting course that explains more about family systems - get that here.
This is either a helicopter parenting meme or weird therapist humor:
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