Experts are warning that snowplow parents are raising kids that have all of those side effects, and worse. In fact, experts are saying that they’re turning their children into “achievement machines,” and author David McCullough explained that the parenting style is making kids, “anxious, dependent, narcissistic and careerist.” In other words, these are parents who are setting their kids up to fail.
As you can imagine, snowplow parenting also effects the way kids communicate with one another. Snowplow parents will force their children into parties that they weren’t invited to. These children often will have poor social skills because they never actually had to make children like them. Instead, their parents basically taught them that they’re entitled to friends.
Moreover, snowplow parenting is also beginning to affect school communities as a whole. Snowplow parents do not see schools and other institutions as the communities they are. Instead, they see them as tools to launch their children into the spotlight. They do not want to contribute, but they do have higher expectations as to what they should get for their kids. This isn’t sustainable.