How to Prevent Becoming a Snowplow Parent
The snowflake generation is a term that was coined in the late 2010s to describe the population of kids raised by parents who never let them fall down, skin their knees, or fail at anything. As you might imagine, these kids grew (and are still growing up) up a bit fragile—like a snowflake. They are unready for the rigors of university life. They need adults to make places emotionally safe when the only danger is a speaker they might disagree with on campus, and they can’t navigate a tough class or negotiate with a professor to raise their grades through extra work. These are adult tasks, and they are not yet adults emotionally. Tim Elmore and Andrew McPeak discuss this statement: Snowplow parents tend to raise snowflake kids. In this episode, they share four steps to stop snowplowing and start raising self-sufficient kids.