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Helicopter Parents May Unintentionally Hinder Kid’s Independence During Elementary Years, Poll Says

October 16, 2023

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Read time:

5-15 mins
Parent Child Independence Door Outside
Presented by Health Lab

What if a “helicopter parent” doesn’t realize that they are one? New findings from the U-M Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health report suggest that while most parents agree that kids benefit from opportunities to be independent, they may be engaging in more “helicopter parenting” than they realize. Mott Poll co-director Sarah Clark, M.P.H., explores this gap in reality and shares six tips for raising children and letting children discover who they are.

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