A major new study from the University of California, Irvine, found today’s mothers spend twice as long with their kids and fathers four times as long compared to 50 years ago. Julie Lythcott-Haims, a former Stanford dean and the author of “How to Raise An Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success,” believes that there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. She states kids raised by so-called “helicopter” parents are more likely to use prescription anxiety and depression medication and engage in recreational use of pain pills as college students:




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