Are You a Helicopter Parent?

Is telling your teen what to write on a college essay appropriate? Is changing the essay so it flows better a good idea?

If you answered yes to either question, you could be a helicopter parent. And, suggests Macomb Daily Health and Lifestyles writer Maryanne Kocis MacLeod, if you don’t want your child to end up 25 and jobless, sitting on your couch eating potato chips, then stop fighting all their battles for them.

Wow Co-Founder Kim Lifton joined  MacLeod and Parent Education Specialist Teresa Sandner in a live chat last week on helicopter parenting. Find out how much is too much, and get some strategies for creating responsible, independent children. Check it out and let us know what you think.