Tuesday, March 07, 2006

There is no education like adversity
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Benjamin Disraeli said, "There is no education like adversity." Amen! It's the tough periods of our lives where we grow the most. The same is true for your children. You're not doing them a favor if you're always bailing them out of tough scrapes. In fact, you're doing them a disservice. Kids need to know their actions have consequences for them personally, not just for Mom and Dad. It's how they grow. But "helicopter parents" stunt their kids.

Helicopter Parents
Colleges Ward Off Overinvolved Parents
By: Sue Shellenbarger

As colleges and universities gear up to receive a new class of freshmen this fall, they're bracing for a potentially more daunting onslaught:

Helicopter parents are going to college.

A new generation of overinvolved parents are flooding campus orientations, meddling in registration and interfering with students' dealings with professors, administrators and roommates, school officials say.

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