No helicopter required: Parents finding positive ways to support college students

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  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    May 7, 2014 9:31 p.m.

    How about this approach. They stay out of and let the individual student have accountability for their actions, work out their own problems etc. If they are subsidizing their child's education they have a right to demand results (from the child). My parents never showed up on campus except to drop me off my freshman year and come to my graduation. Between those times they expected me to progress toward my degree and career in a timely manner. I think something like this is the correct model...

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    May 4, 2014 2:17 a.m.

    This Amanda is a credit to herself and her parents. They deserve a lot of respect and awards of merit for how they have taught their children to focus on their choices and consequences. Its tough love and their chidlren are what we can call superior and motivated to be their best.

    I never heard of helicopter parenting but it is a good description and its too bad that the majority of parents are forced into this kind of parenting by government and education teach children independence in thought and action is not good socialism. Parents who get trapped into college debt for their adult children have every right to hover and monitor students social life and behaviors.

    This kind of focus by Amanda is what employers want from a worker and she can have any job and the company will even pay for any training or education she needs. A one in a million employee that can do such detailed planning and follow through implementation.