Then, this morning, I saw this Tweet:
Would you ever follow you child to school with a drone? This dad did: http://t.co/WU8p0Q17dR pic.twitter.com/p4kVEVAyOvSadly, I'm not as shocked as I probably should be. As I wish I could be. Now what's next? Constant surveillance? Tracking chips implanted? Technology that lets us know our children's every thought?
— Discover Magazine (@DiscoverMag) April 24, 2015
If I were to boil down a parent's job to one point, it might be that we should aspire to prepare our children to lead autonomous lives of value. I really like what I heard another head of school say one time. When a child is in lower school, it's the parents' job to manage the child. In middle school, it's the child's job to fire the parents.And then our next career shouldn't be as pilots.
*I like another version that refers to snowplow parents who clear everything out of their child's way.