your parents don’t belong in your workplace

featured-on-usnIf you hoped that the helicopter parenting trend was on the wane, you won’t be happy to learn that last week LinkedIn launched “Bring Your Parent to Work Day,” an initiative to encourage workers to bring their parents to the office to give them “a glimpse into where their kids work.” LinkedIn says they created the event because too many parents don’t understand what their kid does at work and wish they could learn more.

But while the company no doubt sees the event as a way to better integrate young employees into its workforce, it’s a bad move for this generation of workers. Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about why. You can read it here.

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