Personally, I would like to challenge this statement by saying my cohorts and I may indeed be emotionally priceless but economically useless? Oh, I think not. Look at us rake those leaves. Hah! I've heard so much about "Raising Bebe" How much better behaved the French children are. I have heard how wonderful the public preschool is and how they eat gourmet food. Here is what I would like to hear. ..Do they provide lawn care? If the answer is no....well then maybe we American kids and our parents are not so bad.
Seriously, did anybody ever stop and think maybe we kids today are not so bad? Mind you, I did not say not so messy, or not a lot of work. It seems like I just keep reading about all the bad behaviors in children due to the awful parenting. Please note "parent" is no longer a noun, it is a verb.
Seriously, there are all these books about child rearing, Tiger Momming, helicoptering, and if you read them you think we are in a terrible state and that every parent today has adopted a parenting style of which NONE are right.