Experience, Inc. surveyed over 2000 students about parents' involvement in the lives of college-age children.
On the one hand, students say, parents can offer useful wisdom and advice. On the other, too much involvement can be detrimental
to the child's development as an adult.
Check out what students have to say
Confessions from a Helicopter Parent
I admit it. I'm a "helicopter parent."
You may have seen the newspaper accounts describing the baby boomer parents who hover over their college-age children.
I confess I am involved in my children's lives more than they like and more than I should be.
Hear more from Sarah Briggs' confession
Parenting Teenage Children
"I believe in a great relationship between my son, my daughter, and me because I think they are the brightest, funniest, and have the most awesome hearts of anybody I know."
A Mother Reflects...
The Today Show with Jenny Floren
2006, the Today Show visited the Experience offices to interview CEO Jennifer Floren about trends in parenting.
Watch the video segment
about your parenting style, and how you handle heightened anxiety about your college-age kids.
What does FERPA mean for you?
The Family Education Rights Protection Act
is something most parents don't become familiar with until their kids go
to college-when the right to access academic and behavioral records transfers from parent to student.
Get the overview on FERPA
RA Says What?
Two Resident Assistants share their perspectives on the effects of over-parenting.
As a Resident Assistant, I have had the opportunity to observe the effect of Helicopter Parents on students.
Michigan Technological University
From my experience as an R.A. Helicopter Parents tend to handicap their child's ability to learn life skills by not allowing them to make
their own decisions and follow through by their own means.
North Dakota State University