Are You a Helicopter Parent? 10 Telltale Signs

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You're a security guard.

Picture this: Your kid's playing on the swings when another child comes up and tries to push her out of the way. Are you a helicopter parent? If your first inclination is to put on your best bouncer face and step in, the answer's probably "yes." Not allowing your child to deal with conflict robs her of life experiences. Take a step back and see how she reacts; you might be surprised.