Turns out hovering over your college kid could actually be a good thing.
They get a bad rap, but so-called helicopter parents — "those moms and dads who hover over children in college and swoop into their academic affairs" — are actually doing their kids some good, according to the Washington Post. A recent study found that children of helicopter parents were more satisfied with every aspect of their college experience, were more likely to interact with professors, and were better writers and critical thinkers.
Well, there you go. Empty nesters: Hover away!