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Kids with helicopter parents may find it harder to transition into the real world

Helicopter parenting is often referred to those who are over-protective with their kids and excessively involved in their child’s life.

These types of mums and dads may overly worry about their children, particularly in their educational needs.

However, a study has found that kids with over-involved parents may find it harder to transition into the real world and they also burn out quicker.

Kids with helicopter parents find it harder to transition into the real world and burn out quicker, study finds

Kids with helicopter parents are more likely to burn out, study finds

Researchers from Florida State University surveyed 427 students, who were aged between 18 – 29, about their upbringing.

They found that kids who had helicopter parents were more likely to experience burnout from schoolwork, and they had a harder time transitioning from school to the real world.

Instead of teaching their children how to handle obstacles, experts found helicopter parents often just cleared the way for them.

It’s believed helicopter parents behave like this because they don’t want their kids to fail and do all they can to help them.

Kids with helicopter parents find it harder to transition into the real world and burn out quicker, study finds

But it seems they may be doing more bad than good. When children are micro-managed they don’t always develop “self-control skills”.

“Students may be experiencing academic pressures to succeed for their parents, however they do not have the self-regulatory resources to cope with the stress,” study co-author Hayley Love tells CNBC.

“[The best thing parents can do is] provide plenty of autonomy and independence to help facilitate healthy development.

“Guiding kids to develop self-control skills not only allows them to flourish as adults, but also can help mitigate the effects of burnout.”

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