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The Trouble With (Helicopter) Parents

Skyhorse Publishing

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.  

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.