These are US for parents who hover constantly above their kids and intervene to help them solve problems. A survey of first
This also seems to be true of kids at school, where staff are finding and increased and often intense interest by many parents in their children’s day to day activity in school.
At first sight this may seem worrying, yet the survey exposes other findings:
Electronic communication fuels the interest
Well-educated parents aren't more likely to be helicopter parents
Helicopter parents are not just wealthier parents
Their children are more engaged in college life, happier and reporting getting more from the experience
However, those students do get lower grades!
On an entirely different note, students are spending the same amount of time studying as they reported in 2001, about 13-14 hours per week. That's about half the time faculty say they should be studying. What’s new!
An interesting corollary, and perhaps consequence of this interest, is ‘boomerang kids’, who keep returning home for accommodation and financial support.