Are helicopter parents becoming a thing of the past? I sure hope so. Last spring I received an email from a parent asking about their child’s grade on a test. The parent wanted to know what their child could do to improve their grade. Right now you may be thinking, “That is not so bad.” Well what if I told you that I teach at a major university? Yeah, now you are with me.
I have never heard of a child dying from disappointment and rarely hear my adult friends complain that they had to problem-solve for themselves as children. Being a resilient adult includes facing challenges, dealing with disappointment and “bucking up”.