"They've been overparented, overindulged and overprotected," she says. "They haven't experienced that much failure, frustration, pain. We were so obsessed with protecting and promoting their self-esteem that they crumble like cookies when they discover the world doesn't revolve around them. They get into the real world and they're shocked."Full article here. That's an interesting concept. All those kids that were given four foot trophies just for showing up to play organized soccer are now becoming adults. How will they cope?
A column today in the Dallas Morning News is getting lots of attention. It seems that new hires that were born after 1981, although not bad people, are crappy workers. Some companies now simply won't hire kids straight out of college:
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