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| Published: December 28, 2021

Hovering is not Helping: The Effects of Overindulgence and Helicopter Parenting

Priyamvda Sirohi

Mody University of Science and Technology, Rajasthan, India Google Scholar More about the auther


DOI: 10.25215/0904.147


Helicopter parenting also known as cosseting parent is the term that is used to define the manner in which parents overshadow their children, specifically children’s success and achievements in the field of decision making, academic institution and social relationships. The involvement of parents in the life of children may have a positive impact on them. But if not in proper order, means over-controlling parenting it can be associated with anxiety and depression. This study also has taken overindulgence as a factor to make the understanding lucid and evaluate the impact of parenting. Parents need to re-evaluate how they interact with children, what they provide children and the environment in which they put children over nurturing and soft structures have led to children being over-indulged. 75 participants were selected for the research, out of which – were male and – were female. Parenting skills vary from individual to individual. It depends on many factors, like education level, social and economic status, the size of family and birth order of child. Helicopter parenting and Overindulgence are relatively new concepts to parents that are why they are in much need to be brought into the limelight.

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021