All parents want their child to succeed in life. But how do we know if we are doing too much or too little for our child? Is there a line? When should we step back and let our child make it or break it on her own? How can we convince our children that they are loved, even if we don't always give them what they want? How can we motivate a child when he doesn't appear at all interested in his own future?
This study examines the pressures on parents to help their child succeed and perhaps cross the boundary and deny the child the opportunity to fail. It offers some tips for maintaining a balanced approach with teens.