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    After School Programs

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    All children need a safe place to be after school with caring, responsible adults and engaging activities that connect each child to his/her school, family and community. One method to provide this is through an after school program. After school programs are any organized program which invites youth to participat after the traditional school day. Some programs are run by a primary school and some by externally funded non-profit or commercial organizations, such as a YMCA, Boys and Girls Club or

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    Volunteer Experience Reflections Volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club of Shippensburg provided me with insight into the importance of afterschool programs in the development of children's lives. Completing different tasks before the kids arrived, conversing and playing games with kids, and helping staff clean up afterward were some of the main services I Provided. Working with younger teens from all different races helped me understand the diversity of people throughout society and that several

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    Helicopter Parenting is A Crash and Burn Modern parents have the ability to know their child’s whereabouts, traveling speed, and even internet usage at any given moment. This technology is envied by similar parents of the past that desired to be involved in every aspect of their children’s lives. Parents employ these techniques solely in the name of wellbeing for the child, but it can bring more malice than benefits. This practice of overparenting strips children of their individual development and

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    to observe the parental and behavioral connection of helicopter parenting and establish measure of helicopter parenting that was noticeable from other types of parental control. The participants of this study included 438 undergraduate students from four universities in the United States. Three hundred twenty of which were women and 118 were men, and at least one of their parents. The results shown revealed that helicopter parenting carried a separate aspect from both behavioral and psychological

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    Helicopter Parents A helicopter parent is recognized as a parent who hovers their child or is deeply involved in their child’s life. Helicopter parents are symbolized as HPs. There are both good and bad HPs. Some may have a good effect on children; some may have a bad effect. These parents feel as if they are helping their child’s educational purposes, when in reality, many are not. Helicopter parents may be a help to some children, just not all. HPs are overprotective and overinvolved, but very

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    Helicopter Parents

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    Kramer, Liz. Walker, Katherine. "Adult Children & Independence: An Overview." Points Of View: Adult Children & Independence (2013): 1. Points of View Reference Center. Web. 30 Mar. 2014. Trevizo, Perla. "UTC professors study the effects of helicopter parenting." Chattanooga Times/Free Press (TN) 09 Jan. 2012: Points of View Reference Center. Web. 27 Mar. 2014. Whelan, Christine. “Helping first-year students help themselves.” The Reader, 2nd edition. Pearson Education, Inc. 2012: 257-258. Print.

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    The Bite of the Mango and A Long Way Gone

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    Cutright, Marc. "From Helicopter Parent to Valued Partner: Shaping the Parental Relationship for Student Success." New Directions for Higher Education Winter 2008: 39-48. Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection. Web. 11 Nov. 2013. "Helicopter Parenting Can Be a Good Thing." USA Today Magazine May 2010: 8-9. Points of View Reference Center. Web. 11 Nov. 2013. Kamara, Mariatu, and Susan McClelland. The Bite of the Mango. [Toronto]: Annick, 2008. Print.

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    Do you ever think that your parents are all around you and getting a lot involved in your life? Do your parents help you in every single problem? If this is all true, then you are going through helicopter parenting. Helicopter parents are the parents who monitor every aspect of their child’s life. The term roots back its origins in the book “Between Parent and Teenager” by Haim G. Ginott. It was published in the year 1969. It was found in this quote saying “Mother hovers over me like a helicopter

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    College is a time for kids to really learn things about themselves, like how much beer they can drink and still get up in the morning for class( only kidding...not really). When a kid goes off to college they are really gaining independence from their parents, they no longer have to ask someone what to do next. However, college professors are finding it very common that this generation of parents are involving themselves with their child’s college life way too often. These parents are finding it

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    The Identification of Students with Helicopter Parents Helicopter parenting is the term used to describe parents who are overly involved in their child’s lives/decisions, to the point it becomes a detriment for the child. Helicopter parenting can facilitate a child’s over dependence on the parenting system (van Ingen, 2015). Severe cases of helicopter parenting stunts a student’s ability to learn and grow independently. Helicopter parents indirectly communicate to their children, that they are unable

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