While it is understandable that parents want to protect their children and ensure they have the greatest quality of life possible, the type of attention given by helicopter parents is both unnecessary and detrimental in the long run, chiefly when it concerns college-aged children. Parents that continue to hover over their children’s lives, coddling and babying them, are doing their children a disservice. Now, having lived their lives up to this point with a parent to constantly depend on and defer to, these kids lack the foundation to create an independent lifestyle.
Recently, I read about a father, Paul Wallich, who built a camera-mounted drone helicopter to follow his grade-school-aged son to the bus stop. He wants to make sure his son arrives at the bus stop safe and sound. There’s no doubt the gizmo provides an awesome show-and-tell contribution. In my mind, Paul Wallich gives new … Continue reading Three Huge Mistakes We Make Leading Kids…and How to Correct Them