Below is the header and link for my newest article for the Des Moines Business Record. I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to come back and talk about your thoughts on this interesting topic.
I guess it was inevitable. It started simply enough. We wanted our children to have more than we had growing up. We wanted them to have a better education, more choices, less turmoil, etc. That was great in the 1970s and even in the 1980s, but at some point that trend was bound to spin out of control.
When parents decided to be more like friends than parents, that was a warning. When parents thought coaching children was better than disciplining them, that was a warning. In 2008, it has evolved to parents being the agents and protectors of their kids in ways that are almost unbelievable.