Study Finds African-American “Helicopter Parents” Are Concerned for Their Sons’ Safety

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According to a new study led by scholars at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, African American mothers share many traits with “helicopter parents” when it comes to being overprotective and hyper-vigilant about their children’s lives. The study found that African American mothers live in fear that their sons will be stopped by authority figures and could potentially be killed. This anxiety leads to physical symptoms and impacts the way these women parent their sons. “We’ve been hearing from mothers about these fears throughout our professional careers,”...

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