......about helicopter parents. This one is in the Boston paper, but there are others everywhere!
Since this is the age range I am currently dealing with, I find it interesting. Because Zteen is an only, PapaC and I have worried that we would be those "overinvolved" types--and we've worked hard to try to combat it. The fact is that Zteen will live at home during college, at least to begin with (at least until he can afford to do otherwise, or we win the lottery). So we're trying to figure out the boundaries for a kid who's nearly grown but still living at home.
Bless his heart, it's really not fair to him. If he were off at school, he'd have so much more freedom. I would worry about him, but I'd get used to it. Sort of.
But when he's living down the hall, I can't sleep if he's not at home. Why is that?
Have any of you dealt with this issue--kids at home going to college, learning to balance freedom with responsibility? How'd you handle it?