Helping or Hovering? The Effects of Helicopter Parenting on College Students’ Well-Being

  title={Helping or Hovering? The Effects of Helicopter Parenting on College Students’ Well-Being},
  author={Holly H. Schiffrin and Miriam Liss and Haley A. Miles-McLean and Katherine A. Geary and Mindy J. Erchull and Taryn Tashner},
  journal={Journal of Child and Family Studies},
Parental involvement is related to many positive child outcomes, but if not developmentally appropriate, it can be associated with higher levels of child anxiety and depression. Few studies have examined the effects of over-controlling parenting, or “helicopter parenting,” in college students. Some studies have found that college students of over-controlling parents report feeling less satisfied with family life and have lower levels of psychological well-being. This study examined self… 
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