Podcast: The Impact Of Helicopter Parenting

Laura Hamilton, associate sociology professor at the University of California at Merced and author of “Parenting to a Degree,” talks about student success and the role of parents on higher education campuses.

“It’s a constant stream of advice. And it’s multiple times a day on the cell phone with texts, phone calls. All day long, helping their children to not make mistakes, basically mistakes that would cause them not to persist at the university,” says Hamilton.


Listen to the podcast here.

This podcast is created and produced by higher education experts Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn.  Selingo, a FutureEd senior fellow and former editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, is special advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University, and a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. Horn is chief strategy officer for the Entangled Group, an education investment firm,  and a senior partner at Entangled Solutions, an education consulting company.  Selingo and Horn can be contacted here. Future U is supported by the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership, a partnership between Arizona State University and Georgetown University, and by Entangled Solutions.