"The Bad News About Helicopter Parenting: It Works." Yet another bogus claim confusing correlation w causation: No control for heritability (conscientious parents have conscientious kids).
We might hate helicopter parenting. But we can't afford to stop doing it.
Many people insist that hyper-parenting backfires — creating a generation of stressed-out kids who can’t function alone. But new research shows that in our unequal era, this kind of parenting is essential to kids' success.
"Bad News About Helicopter Parenting: It Works" by Not so sure about this. Correlation (rich parents = helicopter parents). And other data has found little correlation btw time spent with kids and achievement/behav. My guess: complex mix.
Interesting. I'd like to read the book the author describes. I don't think it's any bad thing to say that in a lot of ways helicopter parenting works. If it didn't get good results, in terms at least of scholastic achievement, we wouldn't keep doing it. 1/
The Bad News About Helicopter Parenting: It Works
"The most effective parents...are 'authoritative' ... Instead of strict obedience, they emphasize adaptability, problem-solving and independence—skills that will help their offspring in future workplaces that we can’t even imagine yet."
This "helicopter parenting works" research seems to be one of the most obvious cases of correlation misrepresented as causation there is.
I'm standing by my Mom's take on this: "No child can withstand the full-time attention of an intelligent parent." (Also Mom: "You get the pet you deserve.")
The Bad News About Helicopter Parenting: It Works