Early this morning my husband and I were having a conversation about out 15yo C and academics. There's this current awful teacher situation we're trying to coach him through, and there's also planning for next academic year -- his junior year in high school (how the hell did that happen?).
I said something like, "I'm trying not to be a helicopter parent about this, but it's hard."
My husband said, "I don't think you are a helicopter parent. I think you are a predator drone parent. You operate stealthily, at a higher altitude, allowing greater freedom on the ground. But when appropriate, you are able to launch a surgical strike with lethal precision. These teachers just don't know who they are dealing with."