"Instead of hovering over their children closely monitoring them as helicopter parents are said to, lawnmower parents get out in front of their children to try and clear the way for them," he told the Herald Sun.
—Elissa Doherty, "Lawnmower parents cut confidence," Herald Sun, April 14, 2011
—Mollie Ziegler Hemingway, "Spare the Spanking, Spoil the Report Card?," The Wall Street Journal, January 21, 2010
"The parents are calling and they are trying to solve their kids problem, they are beyond helicopter parents (parents who are closely involved in their children's college life, but from afar) they are lawnmower parents," Cohen said.
—Eugene Scott, "How to deal," The Arizona Republic, September 5, 2006
hurried child syndrome