Personal Narrative: Does Hovering Help?

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Does Hovering Help? Many parents feel as if constant involvement in their child’s life creates a better pathway for the future. Although, in some situations the involvement may be extreme, they feel a weight lifted off their shoulders knowing the child is always in good hands. Bre is my best friend and her mother hovers more than a Robinson R44, one of the world’s most popular helicopters. Facing a hard life and seeing some of its worst aspects makes a parent want better for his/her child, but is hovering the answer? One of the main reasons my best friend’s mom keeps a close eye on her daughter is because growing up, her mother never had someone that paid attention to her. She got to come and go as she pleased. Seeing where that path lead, and not living the right life or not being able to pursue her dreams, really reflected on her future. Bre was never a bad person, even when her mom was not around. She always did the right thing in every situation, …show more content…
She always worried, but let me go and do things with friends whenever I wanted. I am so grateful that my mother did not hover because it has pushed me to be an independent person. I can do things and make rational decisions on my own without anyone to guide me a particular way. Being independent is a huge trait for me, but some people take independent to a whole new level. On Bre’s 18th birthday the helicopter parenting plan back fired on her mom. Bre started staying out late with me until the early hours of the morning, went with me to get her first tattoo, and never wanted to stay at home. Freedom was something she was never able to experience, so when she got the opportunity she ran with it. Some of the decisions she made has changed her image to other people, and we have grown apart because of the wild atmosphere she still accommodates herself with. I do not think that she has turned into a bad person, but she just has to learn how to control herself before it is too

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