Are You a “Helicopter Parent?"

Goodshoot/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Most parents consider themselves fairly easy going when it comes to their parenting style, but many others can’t help but exert complete control over their children’s lives.

A new survey by Crowd Science, an analytics company that focuses on audience targeting, finds 17 percent of surveyed moms admitted their parenting style is “extremely hands-on, having full control.”  The vast majority of moms surveyed, 83 percent, believe they don’t overdo it.

Whether you’re simply staying in touch with your kids or hovering over them constantly, social media has made it easier to do both.  The survey finds 50 percent of moms are “friends” with their kids on Facebook.

The Crowd Science survey is based on a sample size of 167 moms.

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