Cincinnati, OH – Aubrey Ireland won a civil stalking restraining orders against her “extreme helicopter parents.” The 21-year-old woman is a music theater student at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. Ireland told the judge in the case that her parents attempt to control all facets of her daily life.
Earlier in December, Aubrey Ireland petitioned Common Pleas Court Judge Jody Luebbers for a restraining order against her parents, according to the New York Daily News. Judge Luebbers recently ruled in her favor and ordered that the parents must stay at least 500 feet from their only child until September of next year, ABC News reports.
The Ohio college student had this to say about the relatives, which are being referred to as helicopter parents:
“They basically thought that they were paying for my college tuition and living expenses that they could tell me what to do who to hang out with … basically control all of my daily life. My mom has always been very overly involved. I would have to get on Skype all the time to show them that I was in my dorm room, or there were nights I had to leave my Skype on all night and my mom would watch me basically sleep. “
Ireland, who is on the Dean’s list, reportedly became upset with her parents when she found out that they had allegedly installed monitoring software on her cell phone and her computer. The Cincinnati University student’s parents also supposedly traveled 600 miles from Kansas several times for unannounced visits to meet with the department head of Aubrey’s college.
David and Julie Ireland claim that their only daughter is merely a good actress and has been catered to her entire life. Aubrey maintains that her helicopter parents have been diagnosed with a co-dependency disorder. The parents allegedly feel that their daughter has mental issues and were mulling over the idea of getting a court order to mandate treatment.