We're all familiar with the term "helicopter parent," right?
A helicopter parent is a type of mother or father who can't stand to see their sweet little angel be independent. They instead choose to hover over them 24/7, in order to make sure they're being treated fairly. Heaven forbid their child ever learn how to live without them!
I will absolutely agree that parenting is a tough job. I'll even give you that it's hard to see your little kid — who once depended on you for absolutely everything — grow up and do things for themselves. But I think most of us can agree that at a certain point, hovering over your kid, double-checking every single thing they do, and putting up a fight whenever someone else disciplines them is ultimately pretty harmful to child development.
Kids need to be able to express themselves, and sometimes that means making mistakes. It might even mean failing a class!