Is it? From the outside both soccer moms and military dad families looked identical to me.
The rules few but firm. Yet I didn’t have my every action monitored like a prison. How can you stand on your own if you don’t learn to pick yourself up once in a while?
Parents who hover like helicopters, monitoring and/or judging everything you do, scheduling your time excessively, etc. Comes in both authoritarian and soccer mom varieties.
There’s worse things but it can lead to lack of a sense of being able to do things without approval.