The effects of Helicopter parenting in the workplace

Julie Lythcott-Haims, former Dean of Freshmen and Undergraduate Advising at Stanford University, is writing a book on helicopter parents and their adult “children.” She is particularly interested in how the two converge upon the modern workplace, so, if you have a good story/anecdote about parental involvement in recruitment, hiring, performance evaluation, salary setting, promotion, termination, or any other aspect of work life, and would be willing to be interviewed for her book, please contact her directly at

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  1. Interesting topic. I’ve had any number of parents or other relatives attempt to get involved. From calling to ask why their “child” did not get an interview after submitting an application (or worse, why the child wasn’t hired after only submitting an application), to showing up for a disciplinary meeting, or calling to complain the “child” was fired. Amazing.

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