Posts Tagged: helicopter parents

Book Review: Slouching Towards Adulthood

I just returned from a cruise where I heard parents talking about how many of today’s high school graduates are not emotionally prepared ready for college.  A discussion ensued about Stanford’s freshman counselor who found students unprepared and wrote the book, How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Over-parenting Trap and Prepare Your…

Book Review: The Trophy Kids Grow Up

by Dr. Marian C. Fritzemeier, Ed.D. When I talk with community and business people about challenges they’re facing with today’s workforce, I frequently share one of the most relevant books I’ve read addressing this topic. The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How the Millennial Generation is Shaking up the Workplace. Author Ron Alsop traces this phenomenon and how parenting…

Quiz: Are you a Helicopter Parent?

by Dr. Marian Fritzemeier, Ed.D. ©2013 “Helicopter parents can be identified by their tendency to hover close to their child, ready to come to the rescue at the first sign of difficulty or disappointment,” explains Indiana University psychologist, Chris Meno. (1) She counsels “over-parented” college students on gaining independence. “Helicopter parents can be identified by…

Peer Pressure & Helicopter Parents

by Dr. Marian Fritzemeier, Ed.D. © 2013 “The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.” —Walt Disney A generation ago, I didn’t teach parents of school-age children how to instruct their children about peer pressure. But times have changed. Unfortunately, peer pressure, is starting earlier; happening at…