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.
who pays an inordinate amount of attention to their children and often makes decisions, particularly educational ones, normally the province of the student.
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Origin of helicopter-parent