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Love & Money: College admissions scandal reveals the dark side of helicopter parenting

When Eva McGregor Dodds, a Detroit-area based college counselor, meets with high-school kids and parents, she hears the same fears and concerns regarding their children’s future. Parents, of course, want the best for their kids.

But she has also observed something less wholesome. Parents, she said, want their kids to get into the best schools possible, not just so they can get the highest quality education. “It’s so the parents can brag,” she said.

The 204-page arrest complaint was filled with recordings of parents seeking assurances of top scores from paid test takers and acceptance letters.

Federal prosecutors dropped a bombshell indictment on Tuesday, accusing parents of paying $25 million in bribes to get their often unknowing kids into top schools, shocked many.

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