A helicopter parent hovers over their children with both concern and vigilance. Making things better now, makes things worse later.
Studies have found that there are many deficiencies that appear later in life for the protected child. In no particular order of importance they include:
No one can be a helicopter pilot forever. Problems compound. They are never solved. The pilot of the helicopter has choices. Land it now and address the issues or wait until the machine falls out of the sky under the weight of its cargo.
Helicopter governments don’t work better. Choose to support those who promote self sufficiency and achievement rather than co-dependency.
Might be a worthy goal for some bosses and financial planners too.
Don Shaughnessy is a retired partner in an international public accounting firm and is presently with The Protectors Group, a large personal insurance, employee benefits and investment agency in Peterborough Ontario. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org