Helicopters, Hoverers, Boomerangs, and Parachutes? Generation Y and Their Parents
Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn’t have anything to do with it.
—Haim Ginott (1922-1973), Psychologist
“As a former recruiter with extensive experience hiring interns and entry-levels, I have seen helicopter parents drop off resumes at career fairs, visit HR to schedule an interview for their kid, call me to find out their kids’ status in the search, and even argue for their kid when they don’t get a job. I personally always pushed back at parents and insist on only dealing with the kid. Now I am a career coach specializing in Gen Y, so these helicopter parents are sometimes my economic buyers. Many parents are working their ...