(THECOLLEGEFIX) — A recent report in The New York Times focusing on the concept of “snowplow parenting” revealed that some parents are helping their college-aged children set up “play dates” in campus dorms.

“Snowplow parenting,” the report reveals, is the practice in which parents function as snowplows, “machines chugging ahead, clearing any obstacles in their child’s path to success, so they don’t have to encounter failure, frustration or lost opportunities.”

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