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What are helicopter parents?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the helicopter parents! Hovering over their children, these over-zealous parents are filling every available minute with supervised activity. They micro-manage their child’s life and bail them out of every tricky situation. Is this perfect parenting or a recipe for disaster? Industry expert Denise Vincent explains how over-parenting might make children feel anxious and ...

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Are male teachers good role models for boys?

Industry expert Siobhan Ridley ponders over how few male teachers she's seen at her sons school recently – and why there needs to be more. 'A comment from a mum at the school gates the other day got me thinking about the disparity between the number of male and female teachers in UK primary schools,' says Siobhan. 'She mentioned how nice it was that they had a male football coach for an after-school club an ...

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