The Effect of Helicopter Parents Essay

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Tera Winger
Mrs. Pietka
English 1304.26
26 January 2012
The Effect of Helicopter Parents “No Escape from ‘Helicopter Parents’” by Felix Carroll discusses the problem that baby boomers are becoming over-protective of their children and are not letting them live independently. Carroll tells about helicopter parents to make the point that children of baby boomers are being suffocated by their parents. My own experience with helicopter parents yields a point that is both similar and different. What I take away from my own experience with helicopter parents is that many parents hover over their children because they feel their kids have found things of better interest. As a result, I conclude that helicopter parents are not seen
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This prevents kids from having the ability to learn from their own mistakes, which they end up making once they’re on their own and have no idea of what to expect. Many parents claim that the world is more dangerous now than it was in the 1960s and 70s when in many ways; it is safer than ever before. They think this because there are many things in the world today that was not around in the 1960s and 70s so parents have no idea what to expect or how to handle certain situations. Since they think the world is a more dangerous place, they clutch a tight grip and never let their kids out of their sight. Lastly, I believe the leading cause of hovering is due to advancements in such things as technology. The internet has become more dangerous because kids have access to many inappropriate sites just by searching a subject in Google. Social networking sites are the most used and the most distracting today. Alongside social networking, many children have cell phones and seem to be receiving them at very young ages. I received my cell phone when I was 11, only because I had to take the bus to and from school, but now there are kids that are 6 and 7 walking around school showing off their new iPhone. Cells phones have become very distracting to where kids are using them at