Thursday, February 09, 2012

So It's Come To This

Helicopter Parents Hover In The Workplace : NPR: So-called helicopter parents first made headlines on college campuses a few years ago, when they began trying to direct everything from their children's course schedules to which roommate they were assigned.

With millennial children now in their 20s, more helicopter parents are showing up in the workplace, sometimes even phoning human resources managers to advocate on their child's behalf.

1 comment:

George said...

I've had plenty of "interactions" with helicopter parents. Even though they pay the bills, The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) doesn't allow parents access to their kids grades, attendence records, etc. It also gives me an out when parents press me for privileged information.