Rich people in New York continue to be the worst, this time with wealthy parents bribing teachers and administrators for coveted spots at private schools, particularly pre-schools, with expensive gifts.
The suspension of perspective and sanity wealthy, fretting parents (or even expecting parents) exhibit when they’re trying to wedge their children into exclusive preschools is a well-documented and risible phenomenon. Don’t parents politicking for coveted preschool spots for their barely-cognizant offspring realize…
A popular Eastertide event in Colorado has been cancelled this year after the event's organizers say it's gotten dangerous for participants. The rough-and-tumble, no-holds-barred, collarbone-snapping competition was a neighborhood egg hunt, and the parties to blame for turning it from a sweet holiday tradition…
Here's another strike against so-called "helicopter" parenting: parents who hover too much could limit their kids' physical activity.
My mother—like many parents—cried when she left me in my dorm room, a few states away from home. And while that's a natural reaction, some parents are unable to get past those tears and move on.
To all those who worried that today's "helicopter parents" would produce a generation of soft scaredy-cats incapable of doing things for themselves: you're totally right! At least according to one study.
"I had just been kicked in the teeth by a Mumzilla," writes Jojo Moyes, and so begins a tale of schoolyard bullying in which both villains and victims are moms, not kids.