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surgical and pharmaceutical expert specializing in cosmetic

expert specializing in cosmetic ALL RIGHT, TIGER MOMS,

ALL RIGHT, TIGER MOMS, HELICOPTER PARENTS AND NOW WE

HELICOPTER PARENTS AND NOW WE HAVE SNOWPLOW PARENTS.

HAVE SNOWPLOW PARENTS. >> APPARENTLY IT IS A THING IN

>> APPARENTLY IT IS A THING IN THE PARENT THAT WILL DO ANYTHING

THE PARENT THAT WILL DO ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING TO REMOVE ANY

AND EVERYTHING TO REMOVE ANY OBSTACLE FOR THEIR KIDS RATHER

OBSTACLE FOR THEIR KIDS RATHER THAN PREPARE THEM TO OVERCOME

THAN PREPARE THEM TO OVERCOME OBSTACLES THEMSELVES.

OBSTACLES THEMSELVES. THEY SHOWS HOW ONE WOMAN IS

THEY SHOWS HOW ONE WOMAN IS CREATING SUCCESS ON THEIR

CREATING SUCCESS ON THEIR CHILDS TERM.

CHILDS TERM. >> THERE IS A DELICATE BALANCE

>> THERE IS A DELICATE BALANCE HERE BECAUSE PARENTS SHOULD BE

HERE BECAUSE PARENTS SHOULD BE PARENTING WHEN IT COMES TO

PARENTING WHEN IT COMES TO SETTING LIMITS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

SETTING LIMITS ON SOCIAL MEDIA OR BEDTIMES BUT THERE IS A TIME

OR BEDTIMES BUT THERE IS A TIME WHERE THEY SAY BACK OFF.

WHERE THEY SAY BACK OFF. >> THIS NEW COLLEGE FRESHMEN IS

>> THIS NEW COLLEGE FRESHMEN IS PROBABLY WEARING THE COLORS OF

PROBABLY WEARING THE COLORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT

THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT GETTING IN WAS ALL HIS DOING AND

GETTING IN WAS ALL HIS DOING AND AT AGE OF OVER PARENTING THAT IS

AT AGE OF OVER PARENTING THAT IS A BIG DEAL.

A BIG DEAL. >> I KNOW A LOT OF FRIENDS WHOM

>> I KNOW A LOT OF FRIENDS WHOM PARENTS WERE WATCHING THEIR

PARENTS WERE WATCHING THEIR EVERY MOVE.

EVERY MOVE. >> THAT IS ONE FORM OF

>> THAT IS ONE FORM OF SNOWPLOWING MOM AND DAD ARE SO

SNOWPLOWING MOM AND DAD ARE SO FOCUSED ON CHILDRENS 60s THEY

FOCUSED ON CHILDRENS 60s THEY REMOVE ANY OBSTACLES IN THEIR

REMOVE ANY OBSTACLES IN THEIR PATH AND ELIMINATING HARD

PATH AND ELIMINATING HARD DECISIONS THE CHILD HAS TO MAKE

DECISIONS THE CHILD HAS TO MAKE BY MAKING IT THEMSELVES.

BY MAKING IT THEMSELVES. THE EXTREME VERSION OF IT MADE

THE EXTREME VERSION OF IT MADE HEADLINES WITH THE COLLEGE

HEADLINES WITH THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL.

ADMISSIONS SCANDAL. >> NO PARENT CONTROLS EVERYTHING

>> NO PARENT CONTROLS EVERYTHING , THAT COMES FROM A

, THAT COMES FROM A PLACE OF FEAR.

PLACE OF FEAR. >> THIS OFTEN DOESNT STOP AFTER

>> THIS OFTEN DOESNT STOP AFTER KIDS HAVE GRN.

KIDS HAVE GRN. >> WE WERE PROBABLY MORE SNOW

>> WE WERE PROBABLY MORE SNOW PLOWED DOWN AND NOT.

PLOWED DOWN AND NOT. >> THAT IS WHEN THEY TURNED TO

>> THAT IS WHEN THEY TURNED TO THEIR CONSULTANT AND AUTHOR WHO

THEIR CONSULTANT AND AUTHOR WHO SHOWS STUDENTS HOW TO ACHIEVE

SHOWS STUDENTS HOW TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS ON THEIR OWN.

SUCCESS ON THEIR OWN. >> OUR FOCUS IS TO IDENTIFY

>> OUR FOCUS IS TO IDENTIFY THEIR OWN GOALS PERSONALLY AND

THEIR OWN GOALS PERSONALLY AND ACADEMICALLY.

ACADEMICALLY. HOW ARE THEIR HABITS MOVING THEM

HOW ARE THEIR HABITS MOVING THEM TOWARDS THE GOAL.

TOWARDS THE GOAL. >> HARD WORK HAS PAID OFF AND HE

>> HARD WORK HAS PAID OFF AND HE GOT NEAR PERFECT SCORE ON THE

GOT NEAR PERFECT SCORE ON THE ACT.

ACT. >> WE WERE VERY IMPRESSED.

>> WE WERE VERY IMPRESSED. WHEN YOU HAVE HIGH EXPECTATIONS

WHEN YOU HAVE HIGH EXPECTATIONS AND HIGH BELIEFS IN YOUR CHILD,

AND HIGH BELIEFS IN YOUR CHILD, THEY RISE UP TO THOSE

THEY RISE UP TO THOSE EXPECTATIONS.

EXPECTATIONS. >> WHILE THIS SHOULD BE AVOIDED

>> WHILE THIS SHOULD BE AVOIDED THEY URGE THEM TO BE AWARE OF

THEY URGE THEM TO BE AWARE OF HABITS TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE IN

HABITS TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE IN LINE WITH THEIR GOALS.

LINE WITH THEIR GOALS. FOR INSTANCE BY BEING DISTRACTED

FOR INSTANCE BY BEING DISTRACTED BY A PHONE OR COMPUTER OR

BY A PHONE OR COMPUTER OR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS WOULD TAKE

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS WOULD TAKE LONGER AND KEEPING THEM FOCUSED

LONGER AND KEEPING THEM FOCUSED BY LIMITING THEIR USAGE OR

BY LIMITING THEIR USAGE OR ONLINE COULD GET THEM MORE FREE

ONLINE COULD GET THEM MORE FREE TIME IN THE LONG RUN SO IT IS

TIME IN THE LONG RUN SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO PROVIDE TIME, SPACE

IMPORTANT TO PROVIDE TIME, SPACE AND STRUCTURE FOR KIDS TO DO

AND STRUCTURE FOR KIDS TO DO THEIR WORK.

THEIR WORK. BUT DO NOT DO IT FOR THEM.

BUT DO NOT DO IT FOR THEM. >> WITH INDEPENDENT AND TRYING

>> WITH INDEPENDENT AND TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT AND HOW MUCH

TO FIGURE IT OUT AND HOW MUCH ROPE TO GET THEM.

ROPE TO GET THEM. >> BUT WE JUST TALKED, WE ALL

>> BUT WE JUST TALKED, WE ALL KNOW SOMEONE WHO REALLY LIKES TO

KNOW SOMEONE WHO REALLY LIKES TO TAKE IT TO THE EXTREME HERE.

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