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The rise of the lawnmower parent

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Tuesday 24th January 2012

Helicopter parents are a well-known phenomenon these days. You know, they’re the mums and dads who micro-manage every single aspect of their children’s time. They hover overhead, watch every move their children make and constantly check that their lives are going according to plan (the parents’ plan, that is). I didn’t realise though, that the trend has moved up a gear, with parents and even grandparents of university students meddling ...keep reading