Eye on Education

Why Boomer parents ruined everything

Just the title of this op-ed by Cleveland writer and advertising exec Jim Sollisch is enough to make any childless boomer smile. Sollisch makes a case for laying off and letting kids be kids, like parents used to do. And he cites an interesting study to make his point. In it, researchers concluded kids with involved parents do no better in school than kids with uninvolved parents. An amusing and provocative read…

Before we Boomers took the reins of parenting 30 years ago, parenting was still something you could do largely in the privacy of your home while maintaining a life filled with separate interests. We pretty much screwed that up, turning ourselves into 24/7 hover craft, inserting ourselves into every aspect of our children’s lives, making sure they experience as little as possible on their own.

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