The Style Of The Helicopter Parents Essay

1041 Words Oct 1st, 2016 5 Pages
The style of parenting that I think my parent used is the style of the Helicopter parents. According to the book, the Helicopter parents are defined as the following; lives revolve around their children, hover over children and rescue them whenever they have a problem – leaves children unequipped to handle challenges. My parents have always been very involved in my life. They always knew what was going on in my life and they were always there for anything that went wrong in my life. No matter how big or small, they were always there for me and they always fixed it. This has left me very unequipped to handle challenges at the beginning of my college life. An example of this is that whenever I needed to stay after school, during my high school, my parents always emailed them asking what time I was there for, how long I was there and so on and so forth. Another example is that when I was in college, I had a problem with one of my professors. I did not agree with all the points that I lost on assignments. I did not know how to approach the professor to address the situation because this would have been something that I talked to my parents about and they would have told me what to do.
The style of parenting that I think I would like to use is the authoritative parenting style. According to the book, the Authoritative parents are defined as the following; strict rules but more democratic, responsive toward their children, nurturing and forgiving. I believe that the rules that my…

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