The first generation of kids to watch Teletubbies are now in college, and they are paralyzed with anxiety and inadequacy. And their OG helicopter parents have already called all their professors to discuss it.

Kids these days aren't getting enough free play. They are kept inside at all times and not allowed to go anywhere unsupervised because of terrified parents, who nonetheless remember their own free-range childhoods.

After prioritizing equality in parenting and a less-work-more-life balance, millennial dads are reverting to traditional gender paradigms.

This means that everyone from your parents' generation forward, over the last twenty years, and the last ten, have failed in their own way, and now it's your turn. I'm sure you'll figure it out.

The Play Deficit []
The Case for Free-Range Parenting [nyt]
Suicide on Campus and the Pressure of Perfection [nyt] Millennial Men Aren't the Dads They Thought They'd Be [nyt]

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