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helicopter parent

Definitions

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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

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

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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