This article in The Atlantic, The Ethos of the Overly Involved Parent, misses the point of the problems associated with the new form of parental behavior. My comment:
This article seems to be describing the relatively new term, “bulldozer parents”. In the past, parents hovered. Hence the helicopter. But now they clear the way, hence the bulldozer. It is a whole new level of engagement and much, much worse. Helicopter parents prevent a child from dealing with things like loneliness, self-sufficiency, taking risks, etc. Bulldozer parents prevent children with dealing with obstacles and set-backs. Helicopter parents prevent kids from growing up; bulldozer parents actually prevent them from developing character.