Helicopter Parenting may be Unhealthy for Mother and Child

Helicopter Parenting may be Unhealthy for Mother and Child

There is no doubt about the fact that parenthood is bliss. However, there are chances that parents and especially mothers take their responsibility quite seriously and revolve their lives around their children.

This type of parenting in which mothers' lives revolve around children is known as helicopter parenting, said a recent study being taken out by a group of researchers from the University of Mary Washington in Virginia.

Such kind of parenting has a lot of negative effect on mother and child, revealed the research, which has been published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies. Mothers tend to develop depression and children, who have always been under the shadow of their mothers, are never able to do anything on their own.

In comparison to other children, who have hot freedom to do things on their own, the children, who have did things according to their mother instructions are quite fragile.

Study researchers said one of the things that might make mothers to be quite serious about their children, is, "They may think that it makes them better mothers, so they are willing to sacrifice their own mental health to enhance their children's cognitive, social and emotional outcomes".