"The most effective parents, according to the authors, are “authoritative.” They use reasoning to persuade kids to do things that are good for them. Instead of strict obedience, they emphasize adaptability, problem-solving and independence — skills that will help their offspring in future workplaces that we can’t even imagine yet."
^this. I went to grad school later in life next to younger people that likely had helicopter parents. It was very clear that their ability to deal with failure did not exist. Further, even in their mid to late twenties many still reached back for financial support to fund party vacations. Maybe I'm just an old prickly fuck, but I would much prefer my kids to have some grit. Maybe I'm also not recognizing that this is the exact thing that stratifies the wealthy caste from the non wealthy and I'm therefore holding back my kids.