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Are your parents meddling in your life?

Posted by Your Town  November 12, 2013 08:04 AM

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Everyone has heard of parents who do their grade schooler’s science project or are overly involved in their kids’ social lives. But the infamous helicopter parents, hovering over their younger children, are now transitioning into so-called snowplow parents, trying to smooth a path for their kids even after they’ve started college.

A growing number can’t seem to let go. Blame it on technology or anxiety or habit — some parents remain so involved that they are leaving their college-age kids anxious, depressed, and ill-equipped to deal with matters both small and large, according to experts.

Globe subscribers can read all of Bella English's story about "snowplow parents'' who are overly involved in their college-aged kids' lives. Go here for more.

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