Posts tagged "special snowflakes"

Overpraising Kids May Turn Them Into Narcissists

When I was about five years-old, I asked my dad if I was as good a singer as Billie Holiday. He told me I was not, and I cried quite a bit over this. I was reasonably sure, at that age, that my parents were supposed to believe that I, Robyn Elyse Pennacchia, was the…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 10, 2015

Daughter Dreams Of Being A Flower Girl, Has Wish Immediately Granted By Helicopter Parents

Annabelle Earl, a four-year-old Brooklyn girl, had a dream of being a flower girl but no wedding to attend. With a long dress, bouquet, and a poster that read “Can I be your flower girl?” she took to Brooklyn City Hall to find herself a willing couple.

It sounds like a Hallmark moment, until…

By: Claire Hannum / July 16, 2014

Frisky Rant: Hey Graduates, Please Don’t Try To Be A Special Snowflake At Commencement

Graduation is a big deal. Plenty of people like to see it as the total culmination of a young person’s character and dedication. As the greeting cards say, “You Earned It Champ!” Earning a degree isn’t easy and deserves celebration.

The catch, though, is that celebratory public events like commencement are a prime…

By: Claire Hannum / May 7, 2014