Former Stanford dean explains why helicopter parenting is ruining a generation of children – The Washington Post

Julie Lythcott-Haims noticed a disturbing trend during her decade as a dean of freshmen at Stanford University. Incoming students were brilliant and accomplished and virtually flawless, on paper.

But with each year, more of them seemed incapable of taking care of themselves.At the same time, parents were becoming more and more involved in their children’s lives. They talked to their children multiple times a day and swooped in to personally intervene whenever something difficult happened.

Source: Former Stanford dean explains why helicopter parenting is ruining a generation of children – The Washington Post

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