Are You a "Helicopter Parent"?

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Loving and protecting and helping your child are natural parental instincts. However, these good things can sometimes cross the line into "helicopter parenting," in which parents hover over their child, becoming overly protective and overly involved in their child's life.

And "helicopter parenting" isn't confined to a child's younger years: This behavior can last into a child's college and even adult life.

So what should parents do if they feel they have crossed the line between concerned parent and a chopper above their kid?

Click on the video below for Dr. Robyn Silverman's advice in our "Eye on Parenting" webshow.

Also in the video: CNET's Kara Tsuboi tells how staying organized can keep your inner-helicopter grounded!

Eye on Parenting: "Helicopter" Parents