Today's students enjoy their doting parents

January 24, 2008

Schools may want parents to butt out of the college scene, but students are saying they like their hovering "helicopters."  Approximately 75% of US freshmen report that their parents are involved just the "right" amount.  The remaining quarter were more likely to say their parents should be more involved, rather than less.  A recent report noticed that parents took to hovering with renewed zeal at the start of the second semester.  Some college officials are concerned that extreme parental involvement will prevent students from learning to make their own decisions.