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Time to Ground Helicopter Parents

July 22, 2011
By Kathy Shapell - School Bells , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

At a dinner party recently, the discussion turned to the subject of overparenting. The consensus at the party was that this trend, characterized by helicopter parents - a term used for parents who hover too closely over their children ready to swoop in if anything even remotely "bad" happens - has gotten way out of hand.

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