The Coming Crash of the “Helicopter Parents”

For the past 30 years, parents have increasingly obsessed over the safety and self-esteem of their children. Unfortunately these hovering adults, nicknamed "helicopter parents," have nurtured a generation that is, in many ways, ill-equipped to compete effectively in the real world. Finally, this realization is driving a backlash against "overprotective parenting methods." What are the implications? Where is this trend headed? What will it mean for you as a parent, employer, and citizen? We'll provide the answers.

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