lawnmower parent - definition and synonyms

noun
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a parent who clears all obstacles from their child's path, so that they never have to deal with any problems by themselves

    Instead of hovering, lawnmower parents clear a path for their child before they even take a step, pre-empting possible problems and mowing down obstacles in their child’s way.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 13/10/2014