It’s the latest parenting style taking the country by storm: “Snowplow parenting” is the act of clearing obstacles out of your kids paths before they hit. Or, as The New York Times describes it: “Some affluent mothers and fathers now are more like snowplows: machines chugging ahead, clearing [anything blocking their child’s success], so they don’t have to encounter failure, frustration or lost opportunities.”
Still, it’s a fine line between helping and obstacle clearing. And while you’re probably not paying somebody to take the SATs for your kid (we hope!), it’s worth making sure you don’t have any of these much-more-minor warning signs.