The world is not an inherently safe place.
I like the commercial where a little girl is sitting behind the wheel of a car, saying 'Bye Dad. I'll be okay.' Dad watches, carefully hands her the keys. Right before she drives off, we see that she's really 18. How time can fly. Now your almost legal child is going to college.
How I came to lose my helicopter blades.
You're not doing your kids any favors.
Helicopter parenting has become the go-to buzz word in the child-raising world. Everybody is critical of parents deemed to be overly protective of their child and helicopter parenting has become blamed for the failure of children everywhere to successfully grow up.
As families move from a caregiving mindset to a caretaking one, failure to launch is becoming increasingly common.