Between 2005 and 2010, more than 6% of teens reported taking psychotropic drugs, particularly antidepressants and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder medications, during the past month, CDC researchers said Wednesday.
When a college freshman received a C- on her first test, she literally had a meltdown in class. Sobbing, she texted her mother who called back, demanding to talk to the professor immediately (he, of course, declined).
The terms "Helipcopter Parents" and "Hovering Parents" are relevant here. Important questions parents need to ask: "At what age do I pull back?" "What things can/should my child handle?" "How can I teach my child advocacy skills?"