Scott Cacciola has a nice profile on Olli Hoare in today's New York Times. It starts with the the following.
I LOVE that. It shows you how a parents should act.
You need to give your kids agency but also just not let them be totally foolish.
It reminds me of how Sage Canaday's dad parented him when he ran for me at Cornell. Sage HATED freshman year. Didn't run well or do well academically, the whole nine yards. He said he was all set to transfer but his dad told him, "Lots of kids struggle first year in college. You have to go back for 1 more semester. You can't just quit. If you don't like it after 1 more semester, you can do what you want."
Sage thrived as a sophomore - athletically, academically, socially - and the rest was history.
I love this. A good parent might help steer their child in the right direction, but should understand and allow the kid to ultimately make their own decision. It’s their life. Especially at 18, they need to make their own decisions like this.
ALSO she flew from Australia to Wisco with him ffs. Also a good parent for that