Episode 121: Avoid the Trap of Overparenting

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Summary: We all want to raise great kids. But how we go about it has changed drastically in only a generation. It used to be kids roamed about freely while adults hardly knew where they were. Just as long as we were home by dinner.<br> And that’s not all. I vividly remember showing my parents my report card only to have them say simply, “that’s good son” without much of a second thought. With today’s hyper competitive college landscape a lack of parent involvement is a thing of the past.<br> In this episode we’re joined by our own Patreon supporter Kevin Stanley to discuss just how much the world has changed with respect to parenting. He discovered Julie Lythcott-Haims’ book <a href="https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&amp;field-keywords=how+to+raise+an+adult" target="_blank">How to Raise an Adult</a> and found the answer. Kevin told us about the book and an episode was born. Don’t miss this one as it’s chock full of anti-helicopter advice about breaking free from over parenting preparing your child for success.<br> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/digitaldadsfm/" target="_blank">Join the Facebook Group</a><br> One Cool Thing<br> <br> *  Andrew<br> <br> * <a href="https://www.yourmechanic.com/" target="_blank">Your Mechanic</a><br> * <a href="https://www.yourgreenpal.com" target="_blank">GreenPal</a><br> <br> <br> * Brent<br> <br> * <a href="http://nerdist.com/stranger-things-official-video-game/" target="_blank">Stranger Things app</a><br> * <a href="https://store.google.com/us/product/google_pixel_buds?hl=en-US" target="_blank">Google translating earbuds</a><br> <br> <br> * Kevin<br> <br> * <a href="https://futurism.com/videos/could-holograph-based-tech-become-a-staple-in-home-entertainment/" target="_blank">3D Holograph games</a><br> * <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic_positioning" target="_blank">dynamic positioning</a><br> <br> <br> <br> Patreon Support<br> Check us out on <a href="https://patreon.com/digitaldads" target="_blank">Patreon</a> and get exclusive content and swag unavailable anywhere else. Plus get access to every episode of both our retired shows Outatime (Retro Movie Club) and Ginger Snaps (Brent’s girls).<br>