July 22, 2005
College administrators call them "helicopter parents" and say their numbers are on the rise: moms and dads who persistently hover around their children during orientation, hampering efforts to help new students begin the transition to life away from home.
The University of Vermont decided to do something about those well-meaning troublemakers: hire "parent bouncers." The bouncers, who are students, delicately keep parents at bay during orientation sessions as incoming students consult
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