The original helicopter parent?

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis just might have been the original helicopter parent. As originally reported in Page Six and shared in this New York Post article, it turns out Jackie “…filled out son John F. Kennedy Jr.’s application to Brown University back in 1978 — and throughout his four years at the Ivy League school, she worked diligently to ensure he didn’t flunk any of his classes, going so far as to correspond with his professors.”

The article goes on to share examples of more current, less famous, and I believe just as inappropriate helicopter behavior of some of today’s parents of college kids, some of whom go as far as to impersonate their children when calling or emailing school officials.

I hope parents who read that article avoid the same kind of behavior rather than find comfort in a connection to the iconic first lady.