Definition of helicopter parenting in English:

helicopter parenting

noun

informal

See helicopter parent

  • ‘The study's authors said this may be because helicopter parenting was helping to keep under-performing students in the academic system.’
  • ‘Isn't it time to ask if "helicopter parenting" actually exists and, even if it does, should it be considered such a bad thing?’
  • ‘And there are some that say over-parenting is different than helicopter parenting.’
  • ‘This is just helicopter parenting at its worst.’
  • ‘But it has also led some educators to question whether this trend might simply be a subcontracted form of "helicopter parenting," depriving children of the self-reliance they will need later in life.’