Long before we heard about “Tiger Moms”, the term “Helicopter Parent” was used to describe parents who literally hover over their child, doing everything for the child, even though the child can do things for himself. These parents are rarely out of reach, whether their child needs them or not.
Why do parents hover? Sometimes parents are in a hurry and children take more time than the amount allotted for the activity. Sometimes parents want to avoid frustrating situations for their child and/or potential temper tantrums. Sometimes parents do not realize that the child, if given enough time, can actually do many things independently. Take a look at a recent news segment that was filmed at one of our schools. Look at what our students can do! Listen to what Twin Parks Montessori School parents are observing and saying!