Helicopter parenting is on the rise. Parents have liked the possibilities of helicopter parenting. The following is a look at the growth explosion of helicopter parenting.
Growth of helicopter parenting has increased substantially in the last five years. College administrators have noticed that helicopter parenting happens more now than it did five years ago. Parents are coming into the schools more. The students can easily talk to parents and teachers or administrators at the same time with their cell phones. The parents’ hovering is growing rapidly.
Some colleges have tried to stop the parent hovering or involvement in the student’s educational process by banning cell phones in administrative offices and class rooms. This is because of the growth of helicopter parenting and the interference it is causing in the progression of daily school procedures.
When you take a look at this growth explosion of helicopter parenting, you may wonder why it is growing so fast. There are a few factors that have been said to contribute to this growth explosion. One is the cell phone. The other is the fact that college has become a necessity for most jobs and parents have to pay a larger percentage of money for college tuition.
The cell phone has allowed parents and students to keep very close tabs on each other. Cell phones allow parents to be put on speakerphone and help defend their children’s actions. Cell phones allow students to call mom and dad and ask for money, advice, help, a new car, or whatever at the click of a button. There is no waiting. A student wants, he or she asks and he or she gets. All in just a phone call away.
Parents who helicopter parent love this because they are still in touch with their students and can be very closely involved in all the decisions and events in their student’s life. Parents will gladly pay for a cell phone for their college student so they can call them anytime and make sure they are all right.
Another contribution to the growth explosion of helicopter parenting is the fact that college is very expensive and parents want to protect their investment. Parents want to stay in constant contact with their children so they know their investment is going to have a good pay off: which is a great job for their child. Parents are very involved and are hovering over their children as well as the college staff, and perhaps also new or potential bosses. Helicopter parents believe this makes all the money and time they put into their child’s college education worthwhile.
Another look at the growth explosion of helicopter parenting is the helicopter parenting in younger children. With all the pressure of getting into a great college and becoming the best at something, many parents have started their helicopter parenting at an early stage in their children’s’ lives.
Parents want their children to be ahead of and above the other children in the class. This is so that their children can be set a part when the time comes for any kind of competition. The world has become very competitive and helicopter parents want to give their children an early start in succeeding in life. Even if that means going with the kids to ensure nothing goes wrong in the proposed process of success.
Take a look at the growth explosion of helicopter parenting. There are so many parents that hover over their children and the activities they do. The number of parents that parent this way increases yearly. The trend will continue to increase until there is some kind of proven evidence to show that it isn’t a good way to parent or there is another parenting technique explosion.