One day “intensive” or “helicopter” parenting is making inequality worse and consuming parents’ time and mental energy.
The fact that it “works” doesn’t mean the other part is fixed — and that’s dangerous.
My wife and I have committed to “free-range” parenting, which is just regular parenting if you grew up in the 80s.
That could make us outliers.
But it’s OK.
There’s a balance and it requires you to avoid either extreme.