This is what I found on USATODAY.COM:
While we’re clucking over the college admissions bribery scandal, those of us with children too young to worry about higher education gaze up from our smartphones and remind our tweens and teens that schoolwork’s due Friday and to pack their uniform for practice.
What’s wrong with that? Only that most of us still will be doing it when our children are in college. Bribing SAT proctors, paying off college officials and lying about kids’ athletic credentials is illegal, but it’s also part of a pattern of today’s parents taking control so their children succeed and avoid disappointment and failure.
A new poll conducted by The New York Times and Morning Consult showed that parents don’t stop handling things for their children when they become adults. We don’t stop removing obstacles to child frustration or defeat, thus earning ourselves the moniker of snowplow or lawnmower parents.
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