“They are on all fronts, have anticipated everything, planned everything. They make us feel guilty or on the contrary, annoy us. We call them helicopter parents, drone parents, lawnmower parents or curling parents. More than just moms or dads, they erase the risks, sweep away the obstacles, arrange the cans. They are ready to intervene at the slightest annoyance, the slightest problem.”
Le Vif published a dossier about overprotective parenting, with testimonials and contributions from academics, including Stijn Van Petegem, the principal investigator of the SAFE-SORRY project.