Now Helicopter Parents Land at Freshers' Week; They Hover around the Campus and Even Sleep in Their Children's Dorms
Byline: Laura Clark Education Correspondent
STARTING university used to be the time when the parents' apron strings were finally cut.
But not any more, it seems. These days campuses are brimming with 'helicopter' parents who are unable to stop hovering around, university bosses say.
And some are even staying overnight in their children's dorms during freshers' week.
Mothers and fathers who refuse to 'cut the umbilical cord' are also said to be fuelling a rise in the number of students appealing against their exam marks.
Academics have warned that students are becoming 'infantilised' due to parents' increased presence on campus.
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Publication information: Article title: Now Helicopter Parents Land at Freshers' Week; They Hover around the Campus and Even Sleep in Their Children's Dorms. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: June 7, 2012. Page number: 10. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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