It’s called “helicopter parenting:” Trying to control every aspect of your child’s life, and it could have a big impact on how they feel about themselves later on.
A new study finds that children of helicopter parents are more likely to feel depressed and less satisfied with their lives than children whose parents are not as controlling.
The researchers asked nearly 300 college students to evaluate their mothers’ parenting styles and rate themselves in a number of categories.
The children of over-controlling parents had higher levels of anxiety and depression and low levels of life satisfaction. They were also more likely not to get along with others.