The Neurotic Parent Institute has completed an important study for moms and dads who have not reached full-on helicoptor status, but still cannot keep themselves from hovering.
Recently, in the press we have heard about velcro parents and spider web parents. But, at a recent book signing, we spotted many other kinds of parents who are overly involved in their kids' lives:
- Safety net parents - lets them fall, but catches them before they go to jail
- Dustbuster parents – no need to rationalize this kind of behavior; necessary to deter bed bugs
- Scrapbook parents – can't let go of all those homemade pencil holders and smelly sneakers.
- BFF parents – shares clothes; dispenses too much infomation about premarital adventures
- Spellcheck parents – "I never read Helen's essays, but I do go over her punctuation."
- Little League Peter Pan dads – they attend every all-star game, even after their kids are in college
- "It Takes a Village" moms – they do double duty in carpool, then gossip about how the other parents are not involved enough.
And…aren't we all:
- ATM parents