Helicopter Parents, Make Way for 'Slacker Parents'

Parents who say they don't have to do it all to raise great children.
2:12 | 09/17/13

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what could be the hot, new parenting trend? Parents who say they don't have to do it all to raise great kids. Abc's abbie boudreau has that story. Reporter: You know the moms. Overachieving. Overbearing. Overinvolved. Have your drink. Reporter: Like claire dunphy from "modern family." Now, really life mom, ali worthington is calling herself a slacker parent. I never help my children with home work. Some may say that's bad parenting. I say it's great parenting. I'm available if they have questions. But I'm not going to spend all evening saying did you do this? And did you do that? Time to unload the dishes. Reporter: No double-checking the homework. No summer camps for the kids. As for school lunches -- you get into first grade, you pack your own lunch. We have five boys. We don't have time to be packing everybody's lunch every morning. Reporter: In her blog, the case for slacker parents, she explains on why her less hands-on approach does not mean she's a disengaged parent. I want to teach them to be a great parent. Reporter: But is worthington's slacker style the best for kids? When she compares herself to the rest of the culture, she sees herself as a slacking parent. I see that as a healthier parenting style, who is choosing very strategically, carefully, with what she's going to be involved in. Reporter: Worthington will stick to slacking, hoping her sons will thank her in the end. It's really about raising children that know how to take responsibility for themselves. Reporter: For "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. I love that. Parents on the panel? Not a great label. But that makes a lot of sense. I know. Not great. Not exactly -- it's all about making a decision. She is making very specific decisions. And teaching her children. Every parent, they do what they think is best. They're trying to do what they

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