Helicopter Parents Essay

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Helicopter Parents Influence on Their Children
For parents, children are the treasure of life and the gift of God. It is no doubt to say that parents love all their children. They would like to see their children having a happy life. However, sometimes parents “pay extremely close attention to their child, and rush to prevent any harm,” so they become helicopter parents (Ingen 7). Caregiving style of helicopter parents influences on children’s behaviors and lives in a negative way, although they want to protect their child from harm, make their child succeed in both studying and working, and help their child become a good person. Helicopter parents do more harm than good and bring negative effects to their children. Firstly, many parents would
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They do not care what children like to study or children’s ability. They only care about which major can make good money so that their children can have a better life with that major. However, parents do not know what their children study and work that does not interest them, or their children do not have ability with the major which parents choose for them. Their children will not reach all their possibilities. Also, children will have no purpose in their life to try, because their parents set up everything for them. For instant, a student could want to be an artist, so he would love to study in the art department. Instead, his parents force him to be an engineer, because it makes good money. One day, he becomes an engineer; he has a good job with high salary. He feels bored and depressed with no purpose in his life, because he cannot be a person he wants. On the other hand, helicopter parents want to “have the “best” major which provides the most opportunities in terms of scholarships, and jobs; be taught by the “best” professors every semester” for their children (Somers 24). Parents want the best education for their children. However, children cannot make their own decisions like choosing the major they would love to study, so they do not have a suitable environment to develop

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