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“IT’S MY MONEY! IT’S MY APPOINTMENT!”
           How to Combat Helicopter Parents
Presenters
 Matthew Haynes
  Temple Clark
  Ashley Ransom
Texas State
                   Information
                                                  Four-Year State Institution
!...
Debriefing
       (Workshop Overview)
What is a Helicopter Parent?   Strategy Tactics
Who are our Students?            Dou...
What is a Helicopter Parent?
                                   “The number one thing to realize with the Millennials
    ...
Millennial Generation
Born in or after 1982                    Emphasis on final product rather than
                     ...
Arsenal! - Materials to Prepare
           Advisors
What advisors need to know and
have?
  Patience
  Listen
  FERPA
Knowi...
Pre-Emptive Strike
Pre-Emptive Strike
Border
Border
Personal Territory
Personal Territory
After the Dust Settles
After the Dust Settles
Strategic Tactics
Understanding that we will never be rid of “TRUE”
Helicopter Parents

We should want ALL parents to be H...
Conclusion
WE should embrace Helicopter parents
because they help :

  Increase institutional support

  Positive influenc...
Questions and Suggestions
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"It’s My Money! It’s My Appointment!" How to Combat Helicopter Parents

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This was presented at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) South Central Region 7 Conference - New Orleans, LA. May 6, 2009; at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Advising Conference - San Antonio, TX. December 4, 2009; Texas State University - San Marcos Professional Development Workshop February 9 & 10, 2010; and at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) National Conference - Orlando, FL. October 3, 2010.

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"It’s My Money! It’s My Appointment!" How to Combat Helicopter Parents

  1. 1. “IT’S MY MONEY! IT’S MY APPOINTMENT!” How to Combat Helicopter Parents
  2. 2. Presenters Matthew Haynes Temple Clark Ashley Ransom
  3. 3. Texas State Information Four-Year State Institution !quot;##$%%quot;&#'()*+%$),'-,.'/0%1 Total Enrollment 29,105 !quot;##$%%quot;&#'()*+$%),' Undergraduate Enrollment !quot;##$%%quot;&#'()*+$%),' 24,810 -.%/!quot;##$%%quot;&#'()*+$%),' Millennial Student Enrollment 20,511
  4. 4. Debriefing (Workshop Overview) What is a Helicopter Parent? Strategy Tactics Who are our Students? Double agents Arsenal! - Materials to Questions and Prepare Advisors Suggestions Strategy Pre-Emptive Border Personal Territory After the dust settles
  5. 5. What is a Helicopter Parent? “The number one thing to realize with the Millennials is that as a whole they reflect much more parental perfectionism than any generation in living memory. Colleges and universities should know How do you define a Helicopter that they are not just getting a kid, but they are also getting a parent.” Parent? William Strauss Author, Millennials Rising The definition from the pros.... Helicopter Parents=Potential!
  6. 6. Millennial Generation Born in or after 1982 Emphasis on final product rather than methods of achieving said product High-achieving Conventional Intelligent Sheltered Optimistic Self-Assured Lack preparedness typically resulting from over-attentive guardians Team-oriented Experiencing high levels of stress and Racially diverse anxiety Extremely close with parents On cutting edge of technology proficiency
  7. 7. Arsenal! - Materials to Prepare Advisors What advisors need to know and have? Patience Listen FERPA Knowing what is offered at your University for Parents Parents Handbook Parents Association New Student Orientation
  8. 8. Pre-Emptive Strike
  9. 9. Pre-Emptive Strike
  10. 10. Border
  11. 11. Border
  12. 12. Personal Territory
  13. 13. Personal Territory
  14. 14. After the Dust Settles
  15. 15. After the Dust Settles
  16. 16. Strategic Tactics Understanding that we will never be rid of “TRUE” Helicopter Parents We should want ALL parents to be Helicopter Parents to an extent Make Helicopter Parents into DOUBLE AGENTS! Parental Support was a significant predictor of college grade point average Keep students AND parents informed on changes to programs and other changes to the College/ University Clarify expectations up front, provide structure, provide realistic advising, suggest mentoring options (if available)
  17. 17. Conclusion WE should embrace Helicopter parents because they help : Increase institutional support Positive influences in students lives Assists in keeping students accountable Helps to ensure a Greater Student Success Rate
  18. 18. Questions and Suggestions

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