Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Care-anoia

 

A new term for helicopter parenting

My mother-in-law inspired this comic, and also created this word. The closest I can quickly find is "caranoia" which has an entry in Urban Dictionary, but that's for a fear of your crappy car dying on you. "Care-anoia" was explained to me as very similar to helicopter parenting, but more tyrannical than coddling. Hence, the rule for everything - no need for asking permission for things since you know they'll just say no. 

Text:
N: My mom has a rule for everything - she calls it "care-anoia."
F: Yeah, most people would call that "helicopter parenting."

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