Because life is a series of edits

Helicopter Parents

In Education, Family, Thought on November 9, 2007 at 2:00 am

It's late and I'm running out of time between now and the weekend retreat to post anything coherent in continuation of my earlier question (thanks for your responses to it, by the way – some thoughtful insights).

I had a feeling this might happen, but as I hate to leave you empty-handed, here are two links to check out that take opposing perspectives on the emergence of the so-called "Helicopter Parent" syndrome that prompted my question in the first place:

More thoughts next week (unless you've some to share). And miles to go before I sleep…

  1. I would encourage you to read The Price of Privilege if you haven’t already. Levine talks about the effects of over-involvement and under-involvement occurring simultaneously. Over-involved academically and under-involved emotionally….
    I didn’t read the entirety of your articles above. They may have addressed this issue. Nevertheless, the book is a quick and interesting read.

  2. Thanks for the recommendation, Claudia. Sounds interesting.
    In the meantime, while it’s not as much about helicopter parents per se, check out this link from The Onion if you get a chance. Hilarious.

  3. Craig, have you seen John Piper’s recent article about “adultolescents”? It’s here.

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