Waking up from the ‘American Dream’

Our Kids - Book review“…Here, as described by Joel Kotkin in his 2014 book The New Class Conflict, this affluent class often pays lip service to liberal social trends while privately embracing classic Ozzy & Harriet parenting. Aware of the competitive marketplace and social upheaval awaiting their kids, they go one step further than the laissez-faire parenting of a generation or two previous and actively engage with their children, scheduling their extracurricular lives with zeal and involving themselves as volunteers in their schools – the dread “helicopter parent” in full flight.”