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The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How the Millennial Generation is Shaking Up the Workplace by Ron Alsop

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3.3. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH HELICOPTER PARENTS

While more companies are starting to observe helicopter parents, colleges have been seeing them most frequently and have the greatest experience in dealing with them. Given the tragic student shootings at such schools as Northern Illinois University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, parents are expected to draw even closer to their college-age children and become more vocal about campus safety.

One clear sign of the continuing close parental connection is the growth both of college parent associations and advisory councils and of offices for parent relations. Such organizations and offices didn't exist when older generations attended college, but now they're fast becoming the ...

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