Were you shocked – but, you know, not really all that surprised – to learn about this week’s widespread accusations of wealthy parents using cheating, bribing, fraud and other nefarious means to get their kids into elite colleges? In a special “breaking” episode of The Mom Hour, Meagan sits down with Amy Joyce, the On Parenting editor at The Washington Post, to find out more about this case, the high-stress culture many kids are growing up in, and how we parents can resist.
Links discussed in this episode:
- Consumed by competition, parents fuel a college admissions game that few can play (Amy Joyce and Caitlin Gibson, The Washington Post)
- The college admissions scandal is more proof that helicopter parenting hurts kids (Amy Joyce, The Washington Post)
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Just wanted to pop in and say I love these short “breaking news” episodes! I love hearing your take on these issue without needing a full episode on them.
My spouse is a college professor and they are seeing a new breed of parent that has been termed the “lawnmower” or “bulldozer” parent. They literally come in front of their kids and just clear the way of all issues or problems in an even greater way than “helicopter” parents have. There aren’t many of this type, but they take things to a whole new level.