It is so hard as a parent to watch our children make mistakes
but it is the most important thing that you can do. The term "helicopter
parents" has been used a lot over the last ten years regarding parents' need to
hover over their children to protect them from life's many disappointments.
Unfortunately for these children they become adults and never learn how to make mistakes and grow as an individual. Many institutions of higher education
including James Madison University and Blue Ridge Community College inform
parents that once their "child" starts college they are no longer legally able to be directly involved in their academic life. Continuing to "hover" over your adult child only shows that they are unable to become an adult and compete in the workplace.
Check out the entire article at: http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/02/living/cnn-parents-helicopter-parenting-job-search/index.html