Helicopter parenting has been called a 21st century phenomenon. These are parents, who no doubt have the best of intentions, but hover like a helicopter micromanaging every detail of their kid’s lives.
Certainly, parents’ involvement in their children’s lives is a good thing. Supportive relationships are the foundation of a healthy and productive life. But family psychologists concur that over involvement can undermine a child’s ability to foster independence and advocate for themselves.
We might ask if it’s the same with our health. Continue Reading