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.