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In episode #196, expert Joanie Connell reveals how kids can break free from helicopter parenting and succeed. In this installment, Alexis Avila speaks to Dr. Joannie Connell, a psychologist and author of  Flying Without a Helicopter: How To Prepare Young People for Work and Life.  Joanie Connell, PhD is founder and CEO of Flexible Work Solutions, Inc.  a company that works with other companies to attract, develop, and retain top talent. Her clients are from Fortune 100 companies, not-for-profit and government agencies, and high tech, biotech, healthcare, finance, legal and other industries. As a professor, she has taught business and psychology students at all academic levels. Learn more at

For another related podcast, check out episode #140 with Dr. Delvina Miremadi on how kids can realize their resilience

On today’s episode, Joanie gives us tips on how kids can become more self-sufficient and resilient. She also gives parents strategies on how to better let go of their kids as they get ready for young adulthood.

Helicopter Parenting or Lawn Mower Parenting

When parents hover over their children and plow the path for their children so they don’t have any obstacles in the way.

What was your biggest takeaway from this podcast about how kids can break free from helicopter parenting and succeed? Do you have any questions for Joanie Connell and Alexis Avila?

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