Helicopter Parents. The classic concept of the helicopter parent is they are too enmeshed with their children's lives- hovering over every decision. The ultimate goal of parenting is to create independent functioning adults. If a parent does not let their children learn from their own mistakes, the child will not develop the necessary skills to handle live stressors and problems.
Over protective. Helicopter parenting - hovering over one's child - does not allow the child to develop independence and may create anxiety in the child. Developmentally appropriate levels of independence should be granted to improve self-esteem and confidence in children. Helicopter parents may undermine their child's social and emotional growth in the guise of protection and care.