Helicopter Parents, By Parenting Specialists Essay

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I have two parents, a mom and a dad who are married. Still married. They work regular 9-5 jobs and lead a very stable lifestyle. I have one sister and it’s just the four of us living together. All my grandparents (7) got divorced and remarried. My childhood was pretty normal, soccer games, school plays, dance practice, family dinners. My mom was raised with no-rescue parenting then did a 180 degree turn and became the world 's best helicopter parent ever. Both my parents would be considered “helicopter parents” by parenting specialists. According to Parenting Magazine a helicopter parent is defined as such : a parent who takes an overprotective or excessive interest in the life of their child or children. Don’t get me wrong, I love my helicopters and to me it’s mostly a good thing. However my mom grew up with “No-Rescue parenting”. The no-rescue parent was coined by The Today Show as the polar opposite of helicopter parents. “After years of schlepping cellos, books and lunches to the elementary school midday for my two sons, and leaving dinner prep on hold to take a kid to school as the sun was setting to retrieve homework, I finally made a decision to do no more rescues.” (Jordana Horn, the Today Show). There is that old saying that goes something like “You will parent how your parents parented you”, but this couldn’t be more false in my life.
Since the day I was born, I was the sun to my parents universe. Everything revolved around me and if I need something…

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