This is taking laziness and helicopter parenting to a whole other level.

Chris Early from Knoxville, Tennessee has deployed a 21st century method of watching over his 8-yearold daughter as she goes to school in the morning by following her with a drone.

Early insists that he's not being overprotective and that the drone, which he and his daughter fly together for fun, was just a bit of fun.

Early's daughter Katie doesn't seem too bothered by it now, but give her a few years and she's going to be dodging that thing like a ninja.

Via The FW/Local8 News