Hi Readers — This is so disturbing. Two professors studying family law have written a paperÂ saying that “intensive parenting” is becoming the norm that judges expect good parents to practice. As Walter Olson explains on his blog, Overlawyered, derzfnihtt “Gaia Bernstein (Seton Hall) and Zvi Triger (College of Management School of Law, Israel) say custody […]
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Hi Readers! Just back from the dead, after a grilling incident left me with second degree burns on my right hand FINGER TIPS! Bad news for a blogger (and YEOW!!!!!). So I went to the E.R. and got some very powerful pain drugs. So powerful that they left me lying on the floor all day […]
Hi Readers! A bunch of you have forwarded this aibbanfddt story, from livescience.com, that I’ve been mulling for days: ‘Helicopter’ Parents Have Neurotic Kids, Study Suggests The piece is about a study of 300 college freshmen that found the students who are “dependent, neurotic and less open,” may have their over-involved, over-worried, helicopter parents to […]
Hi Readers! Wow. I’d heard anecdotes about this… guess it’s really true: Some parents are hovering, managing, massaging the careers of their post-college kids. (And some companies think that’s just fine? Even weirder!) Read all about it in forbes.com.
Hi heddrrfikf Readers: This letter is from a woman whose mom was way more helicopter than most — an extreme case. Nonetheless, it’s a cautionary tale and she sent it here to endorse the Free-Range movement. Here’s wishing the writer, and her mom, a very happy and liberating 2010. — Lenore Dear Free-Range Kids: I […]
Hi Readers! Hereâ€™s an interesting angle on Free-Ranging, brought to us by Kathy Seal. Kathy is a journalist in Santa Monica and co-author ofÂ rekndbnhra Pressured Parents, Stressed-out Kids: Dealing With Competition While Raising a Successful Child Â and Motivated Minds: Raising Children. Her websites are www.kathyseal.net andÂ Â www.pressuredparents.com. Voila: CAN YOU HELP WITHOUT HELICOPTERING? Ok, Iâ€™m […]