Helicopter parenting may lead to anxious adults
Experts say that helicopter parenting may be damaging to childrenPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
(KTNV) -- New research on style of parenting called "helicopter parenting" has been released and its not good.
Helicopter parenting refers to parents who pay too much attention to their children or hovers around their child.
Recent studies suggest that children whose parents helicopter actually wind up as anxious, narcissistic young adults.
Helicopter parents often solve problems that their children should tackle themselves. Because of that, researchers say that those kids have trouble later coping with the demands of life.
Another trend that is being criticized is called "redshirting."
Redshirting refers to parents who put off a child's entrance into kindergarten so that their child will be a little older than the child's classmates.
The reasoning is that the child will be more developed and better adapted.
Researchers say that redshirting has its pluses and minuses.