Study: Kids of "Helicopter" Parents More Depressed, Anxious - WBAY

Study: Kids of "Helicopter" Parents More Depressed, Anxious

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New research shows kids with so-called "helicopter" parents are more likely to be depressed or anxious as they get older.

The term "helicopter parent" means a mom or dad who hovers around their child and doesn't give them much independence.

A new study finds this overbearing parenting style can affect a child's ability to get along with others.

It can also leave them feeling less competent and able to manage life's problems.

Experts say parents need to have some involvement in their children's lives, but also need to let children learn to handle things themselves.

 


A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows there are 20 million new sexually transmitted infections in the U.S. every year.

The report also says it costs about $16 billion to treat those STDs.

Half of all new infections happen in people ages 15-24.

Doctors say, left untreated, STDs can cause lifelong problems and even death.

 

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