ERIC Number: EJ837465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
At Issue: Helicopter Parents and Millennial Students, an Annotated Bibliography
Pricer, Wayne F.
Community College Enterprise, v14 n2 p93-108 Fall 2008
Technological advances have made it easy for parents and children--many of them students--to communicate instantaneously. Devices and technologies such as cell phones, laptops, texting, and e-mail all enable various forms of instant communication. "Helicopter parents" are regarded as very overprotective and overly involved in the affairs of their children, hovering around them, and swooping down in times of crisis. While overprotective parenting is not new, the ease of communication through technology can intensify the overprotective behavior of "helicopter parents." The "millennial generation" (many of them the children of "helicopter parents") represent people born between the years 1980-2000, those who have grown up with the internet, texting, video games, computers and cell phones as a part of their everyday lives. This annotated bibliography examines a variety of scholarly resources relating to "helicopter parents." It also includes teaching materials relating to the millennial generation. Many resources have been included such as strategies, techniques, advice, and best practices for working with over-involved parents and for teaching millennials (their children).
Descriptors: Parent Student Relationship, Parent School Relationship, Parenting Styles, Age Differences, Age Groups, Influence of Technology, Teaching Methods, Annotated Bibliographies, Web Sites
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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