The Rise of the Helicopter Grandparent

This week on Mommy Moment I’m discussing a new kind of helicopter in the world of parenting…

“But there’s another kind of helicopter up there too.  One that used to hover a little higher but seems to be moving lower and lower with each passing day.  It’s the kind that rarely accepts criticism and always knows best (or so it would have you believe).  It’s the kind that won’t take no for an answer and often uses manipulation to get it’s needs met.

It’s the helicopter grandparent…”

Please stop and read The Rise of the Helicopter Grandparent and let me know what you think!


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About Katie

Katie Hurley is a Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychotherapist and Parenting Expert in Los Angeles, CA. She works in private practice in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, writes for PBS Parents, Washington Post Parents, and the Huffington Post. She is the author of "The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World" (Tarcher/Penguin, 2015) and "No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls" (Penguin Random House, 2018)