Like helicopter parenting, snowplow parenting (a.k.a. bulldozer or lawnmower parenting) is about parents getting overly involved in their children’s lives.
The “snowplow parent” is defined as a person who constantly forces obstacles out of their kids’ paths. They have their eye on the future success of their child, and anyone or anything that stands in their way has to be removed. These parents are clearing the obstacles so the children don’t have to encounter failure, frustration, or lost opportunities.
Read more in The New York Times article, How Parents Are Robbing Their Children of Adulthood (16 March 2019).