I'd heard of helicopter parenting. Your kids go to every activity under the sun and you're the unpaid Uber that gets them there. My SiL told me the new one yesterday. It's (of bloody course!!!) imported from the US. Lawnmower. As in : you remove every obstacle in their way, every pesky blade of grass. Examples: The teacher author shared a story of being called to the office, expecting to retrieve a student's forgotten meal money or inhaler. Instead, a sheepish parent in a suit was dropping off an expensive water bottle after repeated texts from a child. Water fountains exist all over the school. The parent of a high-school student who asked a teacher to walk a student to class to assure that the student would not be late. An emailed story about a parent who requested someone from the cafeteria blow on their child's too-hot lunch to cool it down. A parent who called to schedule a make-up test when the student was clearly old enough to request a time. https://eu.usatoday.com/story/life/...ts-types-parents-tiger-attachment/1347358002/ I just know that those of you still in teaching must have anecdotes of your own. Do I need to spell out how utterly bleeping crass and stupid I think this is? Go on, someone. Defend it!