Coming to virtual cinemas tomorrow, Friday, June 25:
Margaret Munzer Loeb, Eden Wurmfeld
DOC NYC 2020
Portland, San Francisco Doc, Cleveland, Harlem, Annapolis, Sarasota
Reformed helicopter parents and education professionals reveal the benefits of allowing kids to have freedom to play unencumbered by schedules and structure.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
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.