Must-Know Helicopter Parents Statistics [Current Data]

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"74% of parents become more involved in their child’s life during the college years."

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"About 59% of parents have communicated directly with their college students’ professors."

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"50% of employers have interacted with the parents of job candidates."

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"Helicopter parenting increases the risk of raising children with anxiety by six times."

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"22% of surveyed students identified their parents as helicopter parents."

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"67% of young adults said they would provide a childcare reference for a friend or family"

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"49% of children aged 4 to 6 years were not allowed to play outside without supervision in a study about helicopter parents."

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"“Helicoptered” kids had 13% higher levels of life dissatisfaction in adulthood."

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"84% of helicopter, authoritarian, and authoritative parents have a higher likelihood of using screen time to manage their children’s behavior."

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"Children of helicopter parents have 34% lower feelings of self-efficacy."

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"Helicopter parenting increases the risk of raising a narcissistic child by 5 times."

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"College students with helicopter parents were 23% more likely to have a higher GPA."

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"88% of young adults reported they had received help from their parents while looking for a job."

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"66% of parents indicated that they engaged in hovering behavior in their children’s lives."

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"40% of adult children had received financial assistance from their parents for bills and living expenses after college."

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