Thursday, February 14, 2013

It is possible to care too much…?

“Hyper-parents can make college aged children depressed-study” (

A researcher, “Holly Schiffrin from the University of Mary Washington in Virginia found so-called helicopter parenting negatively affected college students by undermining their need to feel autonomous and competent”.

There seems to be a lot expected of parents in today’s educational environment; fundraising, sports, room parent, bank account, hotel, etc. However, are there things we could be doing to empower our children and make them more independent and secure in the world?

This is not an agree or disagree, just food for thought and discussion.

What do you think?

Dr Flavius A B Akerele III

The ETeam

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