To Helicopter and Back

“The data emerging about the mental health of our kids only confirms the harm done by asking so little of them when it comes to life skills yet so much of them when it comes to adhering to the academic plans we’ve made for them.” In Slate, Julie Lythcott-Haims makes the case that kids of overinvolved parents and rigidly structured childhoods suffer psychological blowback in college. (This only serves to cement the strategy I’ve long held. When my kids go to college, I’m going too.)

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