The dangers of helicopter parenting

An editorial from The Daily Athenaeum

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The role of a parent is often up for debate in modern times. Some argue parents should take a passive role in their children’s day-to-day activities while others insist that being involved in every facet of their children’s lives until adulthood is the only way to parent effectively. However, in today’s world, it’s become apparent that “helicopter parents” are hindering their children from reaching their fullest potential.

On Sunday, what was intended to be a calm Easter egg hunt for children sponsored by PEZ Candy turned into the stuff of nightmares. Before children could grab any eggs, parents rushed onto the field and were reported to have pushed children aside in their haste to collect the most eggs for their own sons and daughters. As a result, one toddler ended up bloody, and a 2-year-old was pushed face-first into the mud.

This isn’t the first time parents have acted out of line on behalf of their children. Parents have been known to show up alone for college campus visits intended for future graduate students and have even continued to do their child’s laundry for them throughout their time as an undergraduate…

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