Does Helicopter Parenting Cause Binge Drinking?

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From The Atlantic: Caitlin Flanagan writes that top colleges reward intensity — and binge drinking is simply a perfected form of that quality.

She writes: “The Good Parent who naively assumes that preventing a teenager from drinking will help him or her in the college-admissions stakes is dead wrong. A teenager growing up in one of the success factories—the exceptional public high school in the fancy zip code, the prestigious private school—will oftentimes be a person whose life is composed of extremes: extreme studying, extreme athletics, extreme extracurricular pursuits, and extreme drinking.”

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