Helicopter parenting may be ruining the American marriage, but the same cannot be said for France. The French state simply does not allow hovering mamans and papas hooked on the US-driven religion of parenting—and America would do well to follow suit.
If you send your small child to public school in France—as the vast majority do—you entrust them to the state.
Being a helicopter parent has become an onerous and insidious duty in the US. Cosseted kids and guilt-ridden, over-stressed mothers are none the happier for it. Meanwhile, the school system and society exploits the unpaid labor of (mostly) moms.