Monthly Archives: July 2011

Journal Entry 4 – The Helicopter Generation?

I had an interesting conversation with my Dad about the concept of parental involvement and helicopter parenting; we looked it as a generational phenomenon. My Dad, solidly in the post-WWII Boomer generation, pointed out that the attitudes about parenting have … Continue reading

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Journal Entry 3 – The Social Trap of Helicopter Parenting

Telling a mom or dad that they are making a parenting mistake is not going to get you very far.  An administrator who tries to explain the many downfalls of helicopter parenting to a hovering parent is likely to be … Continue reading

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Journal Entry 2 – Good or Bad?

The profile of the issue of helicopter parenting has been on the rise in recent years.  Time magazine published a cover story about it in 2009 and there has been coverage on CNN, NPR, and in the New York Times.  … Continue reading

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Journal Entry 1 – Description and Problem Statement

Hi All, this is my first journal entry.  My name is Dave Garrison and I am an EdD student at Drexel University writing my dissertation.  I also am an administrator at UC Davis, which is where I will likely be … Continue reading

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