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Woman Obtained Restraining Order Against Helicopter Parents

Got helicopter parents? A 21-year-old theatre student named Aubrey Ireland does, and she had to go to court to obtain a civil stalking restraining order against them after telling the judge that they attempted [...]

Easter Egg Hunt Canceled Because of Pushy Parents

This year’s Easter egg hunt in Colorado Springs is canceled … because of pushy parents: Organizers of an annual Easter egg hunt attended by hundreds of children have canceled this year’s event, citing [...]

Backlash Against Helicopter Parents

Like the proverb says, the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and parenting is no excuse. Nancy Gibbs of TIME Magazine wrote a very interesting article about the growing backlash against “helicopter parents”: The insanity crept up on us slowly; we just wanted what was best for our kids. We bought macrobiotic cupcakes and [...]