What’s the harm in overparenting?

This 12-minute NPR piece with Julie Lythcott-Haims features interview clips as well as segments from a popular TED Talk, “What’s the harm in overparenting?” It’s well worth the listen for parents, and I thought one of the most important reminders came from a casual mention that wasn’t even the primary focus of the segment:

“The biggest brand-name places [colleges] are demanding a degree of perfection from our kids that they never asked of us when we were coming up.”

Here’s the link to the full show featuring several other speakers, but you’ll find Lythcott-Haim’s portion by scrolling down the page to the top of the list of speakers.