An elementary public school teacher taught her class about magnets. The next day, she gave them a quiz that included this question: “My name has six letters. The first one is m. I pick up things. What am I?”
The teacher was stunned to see that almost half of the class had filled in the answer to that question with the word mother.
This generation of parents has been more involved in their children’s lives than any others before it, so say the experts. The term used to be “helicopter parents.” Hovering, hovering, hovering.
That moniker is sooooo nineties. It’s been placed by “snowplow parents.” They clear the path in front of their children, making life smooth and easy and bump-free.
Here’s the worry: Adulthood will come as a shock.
Do you see a lot of “snowplowing” for children? Is it possible to do too much for children, even when motivated by love? Please take a minute and share your thoughts!