Among some of the most interesting generational trends is the role of parenting. Are parents dedicated to the work of preparing their children for what are likely to encounter in life, equipping them to make the best choices? Or, have parents become so controlling of life circumstances for their children that they are preparing the path, not the child?
The reality is that you will not always be there to pave the way for your child, fix things, argue with coaches, etc. Kids will grow into adults and experience grumpy co-workers and mean bosses. Constantly insulating kids from difficult situations and consistently cleaning up the mess they create defeats the purpose of learning.