Dire consequences. Anxiety. Overcompensation. Peer pressure. These are just a few of the triggers that cause parents to become over involved in their children’s lives. Bumps and bruises, both emotional and physical, are a critical part of childhood. Trying to protect children from experiencing hurt thwarts their maturation process. In the Parents article, What Is Helicopter Parenting?, Dr. Daitch explains the causes and consequences of helicopter parenting.