WORLD PREMIERE | Overprotected and overdirected, American children are wilting under the weight of well-meaning parents. In the pursuit of keeping them safe and creating an impressive resumé of extracurricular activities to wow admissions boards, over-parenting smothers children across socioeconomic classes. This thoughtful film follows education professionals and reformed helicopter parents who seek and offer solutions for developing more confident, independent young people while restoring some joy and freedom to childhood.
DOC NYC Live event: Happened on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 1 ET on Facebook Live– How do you navigate parenting during Covid-19? Hear from the experts: Superintendent of Schools in Long Island Dr. Michael Hynes; author and co-founder of nonprofit Let Grow, Lenore Skenazy; and Clinical Psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair in conversation with filmmaker Eden Wurmfeld.