A new online portal at University of Tennessee at Martin allows helicopter parents to check their students' grades, attendance and more.


To many in higher education, “helicopter parents” can be an annoyance, constantly asking institutions for updates on their adult children’s finances, grades and attendance.

Some university researchers have even asked parents to cut it out, warning them that helicopter parenting can cause anxiety, depression and even ruin a student’s chance at getting a job.

But the University of Tennessee at Martin is hoping that a new...

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