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Examining the Impact of Over-Involved Parenting

Course #: 06-747

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CE Credit Hours: 1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CE Course Description

While the actions of over-involved parents may be well-intentioned, perceptions of “helicopter parents” have been shifting from supportive to over-intrusive.  The purpose of this brief, intermediate level continuing education course is to summarize a study of undergraduate college students that evaluated the relationship between over-involved parenting, attachment, and college life outcomes. The course material, provided by James Madison University (JMU) Scholarly Commons, provides an overview of the concept of over-involved parenting and its consequences, and outlines methods and results of the study.

CE Course Objectives

1. Define over-intrusive or “helicopter” parenting, and how styles of parenting have shifted over the years.

2. Examine the associations among helicopter parenting and attachment and explore their relations with college life variables.

3. Discuss how over-involved parenting may impact the student’s school engagement and academic success.

4. Summarize the study methods, findings, and limitations.

5. Address future implications for research pertaining to the impact of over-bearing parenting.

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