More comments on our helicopter parents story:
Your article reminded me of an experience I had recently with a helicopter parent. This mom and her son stopped in our office (I work at a placement/staffing agency) for him to fill out an application. She was a little controlling, but I didn’t think much about it at first.
Then I asked him to come in to my office so we could talk a little more about what kind of position he was looking for and how we could help him. Not only did his mother follow us and pull up a chair, she answered EVERY question I asked, even when I would say “I’d like to hear from him.”
Needless to say, I cut that conversation short. I feel bad for the kid, but I couldn’t place him at one of our clients. The Freud in me was afraid he’d snap or something. – Peggy
What’s your horror story?