The Problem With Hovering Parents

Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

Hovering Parents in the Workplace

I have posted an image, compliments of  Allison Morris from, about the problem of hovering parents in the workplace. If you are a hovering parent or the child of a hovering parent please browse  the image below and stop the hovering. A psychologist, mental health counselor, psychotherapist, family therapist, or life coach can certainly help you with this dilemma and problematic behavior. In my opinion, parents should not hover over their children in the workplace. If you are  a hovering parent and you have an adult child,you are doing your child a disservice. Your child will never learn to be self-reliant and experience internal motivation to perform. I will admit there are times when it may be permissible to hover over a young adult child in the workplace . If the child has a disability one may “quasi-hover.” However if the adult child has an addiction that is being resolved or a mental health or emotional problem, your child may need parental assistance rather than hovering. I would suggest that the assistance “guiding” rather than “hovering.” Good luck and don’t hover!

At D’Arienzo Psychological Group we offer assistance in reducing hovering behavior for the parent and teach the adult children how to stop their parents from hovering. We have a psychologist, life coaches, and counselors to help you.   Call us today at 904-379-8094.

Hovering Parents in the Workplace Infographic