Parental Over-involvement

Parental Over-involvement

By Marilee Jones

When we step into a young person’s life and dominate, making the decisions and deflecting responsibility, we actually hurt their path into adulthood.  Childhood is the time of experimenting, when roles are tried on and discarded, values tested and changed, when failure is a healthy option and the best teacher.  Just as keeping a child hidden away from the world to protect them only hurts their socialization in the end, becoming overly involved in their college process robs them of the chance to know themselves better, to have faith in their own choices, to develop the legs that must hold them in the world.

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Our book group just read your book and it sparked more conversation than we’ve had in the seven years we’ve been reading together. Being successful professionals with busy lives and even busier children, we’re all trying to figure out how to find the time to just stop and enjoy our lives amidst so much pressure. Some of us find ourselves quoting you to our husbands and kids now, so you are our hero. ;-)
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