I realize this question is directed at parents but I thought I might take a second to answer it considering I am what many individuals would considered a victim of a "helicopter" parent. As for myself I don’t see it that way. I have, quite frankly, thought it a bit suffocating at times, but if the child has a strong personality, a healthy relationship with God, a good dose of self-esteem, and a very loving, open and honest relationship with his or her parents they will hopefully see their parents over-protectiveness as a blessing being far too many parents in this generation neglect not only their duty but their privilege. Of course I am older than an elementary student but even than I would like to think I was thankful for a watchful eye….
I know this doesn't exactly answer your question, but.....interesting question anyways!