Oct. 28, 2012
-- "My son is 17-years old and he's planning to attend college next year in New York City. As an extreme helicopter mom, I am struggling with whether I want my son to leave the state. I don't know if I want him to leave my home. I am not ready for him to grow up. What should I do? How am I going to handle this situation?"
According to Carolyn Carter of Helicoptermamma.org, Helicopter Moms have an innate desire to control. Their initial instinct is to protect their children and keep them safe. The term "helicopter parent" was originally coined by Foster W. Cline, M.D. and Jim Fay, in their 1990 book entitled, "Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility"
. According to Cline and Fay, “like helicopters, mothers hover closely to their children, never being too far away or out of reach” (whether the child needs them or not).
Helicoptermamma.org is a personal blog, which gives the reader a glimpse inside the life of an Extreme Helicopter Mom. The blog chronicles Carolyn’s personal struggles as a loving yet overbearing, overprotecting mother. Helicoptermamma.org is a place where all Moms can share their personal struggles as self-confessed Helicopter Moms. The site offers a range of articles, a daily blog, contests, free giveaways and much more.