Study shows ‘helicopter parents’ setting up children for failure

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PALO ALTO, Calif. — College professors are noticing a disturbing trend: More students look brilliant and accomplished on paper but in reality, they seem incapable of taking care of themselves.

A Stanford professor said so-called helicopter parents are too involved in their children’s lives and are setting them up for failure.

Here’s how to make sure that’s not you:

*Stop saying “we” when referring to your child’s life. It’s a sign you are too intertwined.

*Evaluate your interactions with the adults in your child’s life. Let them talk with their teachers on their own.

*Don’t ever do their homework.

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