Gone are the days when children spent hours playing outside on their own, aimlessly exploring the world. Today’s precious offspring are rarely allowed out of the sight of their ever-vigilant parents. They are shuttled from yoga to music lessons, soccer to hockey games by parents obsessed with making sure their child stays ahead of the pack, in what can seem more like product development than childrearing.
Hyper Parents & Coddled Kids looks inside the world of hyper-parenting – a trend that began in the early 80’s and continues to spiral out of control worldwide. It explores the cultural pressures on parents to be hyper parents and the impact it has on their children: are today’s well-meaning parents giving their children a leg up in life, or creating problems that will last their child’s lifetime?
Directed by Sharon Bartlett and Maria LeRose, produced by Sharon Bartlett, Maria LeRose and Sue Ridout. Director of photography John Collins, editor Chris Holmes, music composers Lesley Sutherland and Kevin Hamilton.