Commonly known as helicopter parents, some moms and dads try to oversee their children's higher education, forage for professional internships for the "kiddies," and make the rounds at college job fairs on behalf of them. The school dynamic The problem is so severe that the Arlington , Va.-headquartered College Parents of America (a fee-based, national membership association of 100,000 parents of current and furare college students) conducted a survey on the topic in March 2006 with 900 parents of current college students. In an April 23, 2007, article in USA Today, Weber Shandwick (public relations), Chubb (insurance), Hewlett-Packard (technology products) and Korn/Ferry (executive recruiting) reported troubling encounters with parents acting as proxy for young job and internship candidates.
Helicopter Parents: Empathetic or Pathetic? Mary Ann Manos Phi Kappa Phi Forum; Fall 2009; 89, 3; Docstoc pg. 21 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
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