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The definition of a helicopter parent is someone who hovers around their child trying to protect them and encourage them, whether their child needs them or not.
An example of a helicopter parent is a mother who asks if she can come to her child’s band practice each day.
A parent who is overly involved in the life of his or her child.
Origin of helicopter parentSo called because such a parent is likened to a military or police helicopter hovering overhead.
(plural helicopter parents)
- 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.