14 Tips on
How NOT to be an
Overprotective (helicopter) Parent
1. Have the mindset of raising young people to be secure yet empowered to have wings.
2. Realize that every time you do something that a young person can do, you are depriving that person of taking responsibility and developing positive self-esteem.
3. Understand that if you want a young person to be mature, you must ask yourself if what you are doing is in the young person’s best interest or is something you want because it feels good for you.