Preparing for College

Are You A Helicopter Parent?

Or maybe you're a Humming Bird Parent. Either way, if you are, you have the distinct ability to hover over your child (or children), overseeing every small developmental detail. Your particular area of expertise is educational opportunities. Those skills emerge with special vigor during your offspring's later high school years, when the college process looms large.

The media are filled with rants about and defenses of helicopter parents. Here's just a sampling:

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