The problem of being a Helicopter Parent can be better understood by looking at what a Helicopter Parent is like, the causes, and the short and long term effects on the child. Hopefully high school students will better understand this issue and not become a helicopter parent. Being a parent is difficult. Sometimes parents overcompensate to make themselves feel better. A deeper investigation of what a Helicopter Parents is like, the causes, and the short and long term affects on the child, help
Helicopter Parenting- Angelina DeMaria As soon as an infant is born there is a single thought on every parent’s mind- the protection of their young. Although caring for a child is an accepted tenet of parenting, there is a limit to what is a healthy extent of ‘protection’ applied to an adolescent’s life. Helicopter parenting (HP) can be relatively damaging to a child’s life, the aspect of not permitting youths to venture independently can force them to develop fear of the outside world. This is depicted through numerous articles and also the notorious film, Finding Nemo. The aspiration to protect one’s child can emerge to an inflated degree through helicopter parenting.
This actually ends up hurting the child more than it helps. Andrew Averill explains further consequence of helicopter parenting, “...Behaviors associated with helicopter parenting has a negative impact on the college age adult’s feelings of autonomy, competence, and their relationships with their parents.” (1) He recognizes the many consequences of helicopter parenting. These problems can develop into something greater and more sever. If parents want to keep a good relationship with their children it is necessary to give them space. Also, Millennials need to learn how to live without their parents but protective parents make it difficult to do this.
Do you hear me” Walls 148. During this confrontation between the characters the dad ended up forgiving the children rather than punishing them. Since the parents are so forgiving, the article also states that “authoritative parents are responsive to their children and willing to listen to questions”Psychology: What They Are and Why They Matter.” The Four Styles of Parenting.
She mentions an episode where Harry Potter is deprived of his most important person alive - Sirius Black. Comparing this loss to the loss of her children, Matthiessen argues that the divorce is not the end and that there is still hope to her children to recover: "This is what I wish for my children: a sense of belonging in the world, whether their parents are together or not" 191. Thus, the central message of the Harry Potter and Divorce among The Muggles article is that divorce does not always have to be a fatal event in the lives of children if the parents would do their best to make the life of their children full and
Within Merete Kropp’s Washington Post article, “Five Ways to Avoid Becoming a Helicopter Parent,” she discusses the how common it is today to be an overbearing parent and suggests ways to avoid becoming a helicopter parent. Her philosophy is that children learn and develop more on their own when they realize how to effectively work through issues and difficulties. The second article, “Dear Strangers, Please Stop Telling Me My Active Daughter Might Get Hurt,” written by Leslie Kendall Dye of The Washington Post, discusses the freedom that she gives her daughter. She talks about how she is continuously criticized for letting her daughter actively play, climb, and swing outdoors. Helicopter parenting has become today’s synonym for authoritarian parenting.
However, on the moral grounds, this becomes the most important duty for the children on the moral grounds to at least pay a little to the efforts and hardships of their parents by helping and easing them when they grow old. The objective does not seems to be persuasive because it considers the friendship bond on the basis of favors and friends are made when individuals are adults; not helpless children. When they are kids, then their parents are with them, not their friends. Sommers believe that the traditional family values are being weakened because of the underlying issues created by the philosophers who are against the traditional values. Sommers has made use of the “special duties” that are the “duties not voluntarily assumed that devolve on specific individuals, such as kinship” (Sommers, 1993).
“parents fall …into three categories…small number who seem intuitively… do everything… Moms and dads … that actually work … an even smaller number who are horrifically abusive to their kids…the biggest chunk by…parents in the middle. They’re far from abusive.” ( Khazan). Olga Khazan uses pathos throughout her whole article to persuade parents not to discipline their children, she shows different parenting categories to connects with her readers because Olga Khazan shows a mixture of parenting techniques which persuades her readers to change their parenting techniques to a non-violent and non-disciplinary approach. “We don't change their children. We change the parents, so they can change their children.”(Khazan) Olga Khazan uses the last sentence in her article that uses pathos to connect with parents to show that parents need to change to help their children change their life and their later
The worldwide golden rule, “Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you,” is tossed around lightly. Many children use it as a guilt tactic to try to get things to go their way, however, adults also try to manipulate this phrase to get the most for themselves. Parenting is something that comes naturally for many, but it is hugely based on the type of parents one had. One type of parenting stereotype is commonly known as helicopter parenting. There are many reasons as to why a parent would chose that specific parenting style, but they are never fully aware of the consequences their actions have on their children.
Helicopter Parenting Helicopter Parents, Curling Parents, Lawnmower Parents, Blackhawk Parents; No matter the name you prefer, they all share the same meaning, extremely over-protective parenting. (“Helicopter Parents” 2) Helicopter Parenting is the act of over parenting in which the parents restrict the child’s actions and do for the child what him or her should be doing for themselves. Although Helicopter Parents’ intentions may be pure, the effects of such a thing are most definitely the opposite. Because Helicopter Parenting causes detrimental psychological and physical effects on adolescents and makes it challenging for them to transition into adulthood, parents need to be more aware of the damaging effects of their parenting style.