I heard the author of "NurtureShock" on Fresh Air (listen here) this afternoon and it was very interesting.
The days of the so-called "helicopter parent" are numbered — or they should be, according to author Po Bronson.
Although the impulse to hover over our kids may stem from the best of intentions, Bronson argues that over-praising and over-nurturing may do more harm than good. His new book "NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children" expands on a series he wrote with co-author Ashley Merryman for "New York" magazine, exploring how American pop culture has misread the fine print of parental research.
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