Hovering over many 21st century children are over-involved parents: attentive to every activity and every moment of the child’s daily routine. While such close oversight and involvement may be done with the best of intentions, the impact of these “helicopter parents” on the child’s development and independence can be disastrous. Is there an analogous situation with adult children who care for their aging parents? Can there be too much hovering and over-involvement to the detriment of both parent and child? For a personal essay on the phenomenon of a “helicopter daughter” Read More.