Cleaning House

Kay Wills Wyma spotted a trend in her own home that many researchers and parents are starting to see as well: over-involved parents who boost their children’s self-esteem and protect them from failure leaving the young people unequipped to enter adulthood. The predictable result is children maturing later, staying home longer and losing a handle on the basic skills for success at home and work.

Wyma’s book Cleaning House—A Mom’s Twelve-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement, releases May 8, 2012, with humor of its own, while offering practical help sure to bring positive results for parent’s looking to build real confidence and competence in their children.