Overprotected and over-directed, 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 and leads to anxiety and depression. CHASING CHILDHOOD 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.
Run time: 1:25
Director: Eden Wurmfeld, Margaret Munzer Loeb
Producer: Eden Wurmfeld, Lisa Eisenpresser
Eden Wurmfeld and Margaret Munzer Loeb