Link to lengthy article about the consequences for kids of overparenting, having all the bumps in the road smoothed out for them. I thought it was excellent and found explanations for trends that I didn’t understand. e.g. increase in binge drinking, ultra-casual sex, and an increase in anxiety and depression in college kids. It describes the very slow and late movement into adulthood and its prerequisites for kids of today.
Many examples of overparenting can also be tied to restricting the child’s ability to develop an agile mind: no challenges, little problem-solving, no conflicts to ameliorate, relationships to straighten out. Parents do it all for their children!