Their average attention span is eight seconds, compared to 12 seconds for millennials, who are driven to succeed by helicopter parents
who watch their every move, while Generation Z finds encouragement from parents who support independent thinking, want them to achieve on their own, and are fed up with not receiving equal pay for equal success at work.
By now you've probably heard the stereotypes commonly associated with Millennials such as multi-tasker, tech-savvy, goal-oriented seekers of constant feedback, kids of helicopter parents
, waiting for their participation trophy.
are not the only problem: Colleges coddle students, too.
The team explained that long known hovering parenting style can create children unable to make decisions or exhibit independence, what's less often discussed is how aggressive and difficult the children of helicopter parents
- often middle-class, professional and, to their minds, devoted to their darlings - can be at school.
, as the name suggests, spend a lot of time hovering.
are those who constantly keep one beady eye (if not both) on their children, in the nigh-unshakeable, sometimes desperate hope that their children will do well under total supervision.
Millennials are driven to succeed by helicopter parents
who watch their every move, while Generation Z finds encouragement from parents who encourage independent thinking, want them to achieve on their own and are fed up with not receiving equal pay for equal success at work.
caused colleges to develop orientation weekends for parents in addition to incoming freshmen.
According to new research from Queensland University of Technology, helicopter parents
- so-called because they constantly hover - are overly involved in their lives.
From mobile phones to helicopter parents
, it might seem like a foregone conclusion that our current crop of young people is destined to be insecure, inattentive, and unable to cope with challenges and stress.
A 2010 study at Keene State College in New Hampshire found that students with helicopter parents
were less open to new ideas and actions and more vulnerable, anxious, and self-conscious.
Perhaps most intriguing is their exploration of snowplow parents, who are apparently helicopter parents