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320: Expert Interview: Flying Without a Helicopter

320: Expert Interview: Flying Without a Helicopter

Joanie Connell explains how “helicopter parenting”—hovering over and doing too many things for your kids, protecting them, and not letting them learn those skills themselves—is leading to problems when they get older and enter the workplace. In her executive coaching work, Dr. Connell often hears complaints about younger people coming into the workplace lacking some of the basic life skills that are necessary to succeed, like being independent, resilient, having good communication skills, and creativity. She offers solutions in her book, Flying Without a Helicopter.

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