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Are you a helicopter parent? You know, the kind that hovers just waiting to swoop in at the first sign of your child's distress. (Not sure? Try this quiz to find out.) If you are, it may not be such a bad thing, according to a new poll of your kids, conducted by College Board and Art & Science Group. The survey of students who are getting ready to go to college showed that they feel their parents are "involved" or "very involved" in college planning, but not to an intrusive level. In fact, almost 30 percent responded that they'd like their parents to play a bigger role. What should parents do to help their kids plan for the future? How much is too much? Discuss among yourselves.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:15am]


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