The Trouble With (Helicopter) Parents
Maybe the parents of the baby boomers were a little on the lax side, often telling their kids just to be home in time for dinner.
The parenting pendulum swung in a big way since that time.
Now the frequent complaint is that parents are TOO involved in their kids' lives, negotiating obstacles that children need to handle themselves.
The trend is examined in The Overparenting Epidemic: Why Helicopter Parenting Is Bad for Your Kids . . . and Dangerous for You, Too!
Psychiatrist and co-author George Glass joins us.