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    Helicopter parenting is a style of overbearing parenting that can have adverse effects on young people through stifling their course of self growth and independence. A 2018 study on some of the results of

    The Unforeseen Consequences of Helicopter Parenting

    Helicopter parenting is a style of overbearing parenting that can have adverse effects on young people through stifling their course of self growth and independence. A 2018 study on some of the results of helicopter parents said that they...

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    • Hi Ed,

      This is a very well written article. I liked how you said that there are a lot more studies to be done and that we can’t fully conclude the effects of helicopter parenting, but that from what we do know helicopter parenting does have negative long-term effects on children. I personally think that my parents sometimes do to much for me, making it hard for me to make my own decisions and become autonomous from my parents. Parents should be a guiding support for their children, not the driving force in the decisions that they make and the things that they do. The best way to learn is from experience, so when parents are making all of the decision for their children they are missing out on that learning experience.

      I think you would really like this article:
      https://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/what-is-helicopter-parenting/

    • Ed, I believe that you have crafted a very well-written essay on the problem of helicopter parenting that a lot of people do not like to address. Many children nowadays are coddled by their parents to the point where they are unable to function later in life, leading to extremely dire consequences. As a child, my parents helped me out in many activities, but made sure that I wouldn’t build up a major dependence on them later in life. I believe that you summed up this issue quite nicely in your essay with this quote:

      “While for some parents it is not easy to let your kids have some freedom, I think that without giving them exposure during their youth and letting them face and handle difficulty they will be brutally unprepared for the problems they encounter after they fly the coop.”

      Thank you for sharing this piece with us, and I will post a link to a compelling article I found relating to this topic that I think you would find useful. Thank you.

      http://www.momjunction.com/articles/whether-or-not-you-are-a-helicopter-parent_00373676/#gref

    • Hello Ed,
      I really enjoyed reading your post. I agree that although the tactic of helicopter parenting comes from the purest intention of keeping your kid safe but there can be some unseen repercussions. I believe that children who have parents such as these will find themselves trying hard to impress them with unrealistic expectations. The result is mental health issues and low self esteem. Not to mention the incapability of transitioning properly into the adult world due to too much reliance on their parents. If you want to read more about this topic I found this website: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02732173.2011.574038
      Thank you for sharing! Your post was very well written.

  • Victor,

    great commentary on an aspect of writing that is incredibly important. The best writers use imagery in a way that keeps things interesting and really paints a picture for the reader. Some of the best books are those that you can feel yourself delving into, being sucked in through the writers descriptions of events and scenes. Imagery and…Read More

  • Ethan,

    The NCAA has been the center of a lot of controversy in the past few years for their strict enforcement of seemingly unfair regulations. For the amount of money that is made as a result of these athletes the rights they are given are fairly low, there are so many different rules that they have to stay within to keep their scholarships and…Read More

  • Allison,

    really great post. Healthcare is such a major necessity for all people, and it’s something all people should have access to. Healthcare in the states is already so incredibly expensive in the states that for these people to have to overcome these additional difficulties it just makes it so hard to find a way to find a way to make it…Read More

  • Logan,

    Really cool topic. The physics mysteries surrounding the nature of black holes are so interesting. They’re definitely one of the biggest conundrums in space, and have probably gotten their exposure from their portrayal in movies and television like you said. I’d love for us to be able to know more, but it seems silly to hope for any quick…Read More

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