This news story link below appeared on NBC last night (12/29/12). It is certainly an extreme example of the kind of horror stories we hear about obsessive parenting. The term “helicopter parents” doesn’t eve come close to describing what you’ll see – maybe “Apache Helicopter Parent” would be more descriptive.
I sense that even an extreme story such as this can serve as a great “check” for all of us to examine the ways in which WE may be pushing OUR agenda with our student. Can you see it as a reminder to look honestly at the ways you have not “let go” of how you believe s/he should be …. (you can fill in the blank).
Blessings to you for a new year of peace! Dane