Also this would be Lori "If you're single after 35 it's cause you're too picky" Gottlieb,
I have a friend who is a college chancellor. We've discussed this many times. He maintains that he gets more and more kids (and these are not stupid kids) that cannot manage basic personal skills.
Let me tell you, these children may never succeed in jobs because our economy is turning into some kind of insane zero-sum game.
Also, to connect with what I said about my Dad before, can you imagine if there was a draft and we had to field a military made up of these kids? God help us.
>> None of this stuff is adhered to like scripture, but as far as I can tell it's in the mainstream of privileged suburban parenting custom in 2011 and it's pretty much the exact opposite of what Gottlieb is complaining about in this article.
>> a tale of two fender benders:
1. my 17 year old nephew recently had his first car accident... he quickly called his mom with his cellphone, and she proceeded to sort of calm him down and walk him through all the details...
2. I had my first accident, also at age 17, I just had to deal with it, made mistakes, got taken advantage of etc.
... Key question: which of these two situations is likely to create a more dependent adult?
>> “But happiness as a goal is a recipe for disaster.” This was the small diamond I dug out of that article.
If parents don't attend the REQUIRED orientation, what happens? The adult (young, but not a kid) is kicked out?
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