Parents are always meddling in their kids' affairs - but never have they gone to such lengths to try to rescue their children as in the current economy, writes Dr. Barbara Moses in her latest Career Intelligence column.
Interference is epidemic among helicopter boomer parents, especially now with the high unemployment rate among young workers, Dr. Moses says. But this level of intrusiveness is not good for anyone, she believes.
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Dr. Moses was online at ReportonBusiness.com to offer her perspective and advice.
Dr. Moses is a well-known organizational career management consultant, author and speaker, who writes and talks widely about career issues and smart ways to navigate the modern working world. She is the best-selling author of four books, including What Next: Find the Work That's Right for You, and her latest book, Dish: Midlife Women Tell the Truth about Work, Relationships, and the Rest of Life.
She is also president of BBM Human Resource Consultants Inc., which helps organizations implement career-management programs, and the designer of Career Advisor, an online career planning tool used by major organizations. She holds degrees in psychology from McGill University, The London School of Economics and the University of Toronto.