Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Helicopter parenting is increasingly correlated with college-age depression and anxiety.: Academically overbearing parents are doing great harm. So says Bill Deresiewicz in his groundbreaking 2014 manifesto Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life. “[For students] haunted their whole lives by a fear of failure—often, in the first instance, by their parents’ fear of failure,” writes Deresiewicz, “the cost of falling short, even temporarily, becomes not merely practical, but existential.”
Posted by CR Petersen at 11:34 AM
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Parenting course adapted for dads benefits the whole family: Participation in parenting programs has traditionally been more likely to involve women, but new research suggests adapting The University of Queensland's Triple P – Positive Parenting Program can increase fathers' engagement and benefit the whole family.
Posted by CR Petersen at 3:03 PM