Reddit Asks For The Worst Examples Of Helicopter Parenting, Results Are Amazing

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4. Be my kid’s friend, or else.

“I was at college orientation and one parent came up to my friend and said, “That girl over there is my daughter. You go up to her and introduce yourself to her and be her friend.” It wasn’t done in a cute way – it was semi-threatening.”

Way to ensure everyone labels your daughter “that loner girl with the creepy mom” her first day of college.

5. Way to impress a potential employer.

“I had a girl come in for a job interview with her mom…  I had my supervisor do the full interview with the girl while I talked to the mother. I told the mom straight ‘you are ruining your daughters chances at getting hired at any job,’ she got offended and I clarified ‘if your daughter can’t show up to work without her parent making her, it doesn’t make her look like a reliable employee.'”

How? How does any parent think this is a way to make a good impression on an employer? How does an adult child allow this?

6. Eat, eat!

“I went to primary school with a kid whose parents were Italian immigrants, his mum would come to the school gate every lunch and give him pasta and make him sit and eat it all there in front of her.”

Some stereotypes are true. My Italian grandmother had a pot of sauce perpetually simmering on her stove and you did not leave the house without eating something. So although I can’t help but find this story a little endearing, it’s still a NO.

7. Man-child in the making.

“My roommate in college would not do his laundry, ever, until his mom came to do it for him every couple of months. He had tons of clothes and would just start piling them up in the closet as he wore them… then his mom would come in and basically monopolize the dorm laundry facilities for 3 hours doing all his laundry.”

No. You do not send your children into the world without the ability to perform basic tasks for themselves. Bad.

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