Being supportive and involved is the role of a normal parent. A helicopter parent is one which is over-involved in the child's life. It seems like your article is describing a normal parent.

A study in the Journal of Child and Family Studies contradicts the study your article cited.

It is not good for the development of a child when a parent is involved to the point that the child has little independence and does not have to or have the opportunity to make decisions for itself.

http://healthland.time.com/2013/02/22/hover-no-more-helicopter-parents-may-breed-depression-and-incompetence-in-their-children/?hpt=hp_t2

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