On hovering parents & tea-cup children

Best overview I’ve read on helicopter parents. Period. Truly a must-read for all parents raising their children to “be happy” and to avoid disappointment. The paradox? We’re getting tea-cup children and young adults.

Article should be read alongside Franzen’s Freedom.

Also alongside the literature on “emerging adulthood.” 

The chief problems with the essay? 1. No sociology. 2. Misdiagnosis: mistakes a philosophical problem–the problem of nihilism–for a psychological one.

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