In my opinion, people are mostly sheep-like and victims of habits. When parents (grown kids a majority of them) are raising their off-springs, firstly, they have inherited non-constructive characteristics, secondly that's passed on to their children. The main issue is, they are so entrenched in mental illness that there're unable to gather up courage to address self-flaws to heal the illnesses. Example, I have students who's parents/guardians claim that their child is lazy. If that's a fact, where did the child get that laziness from, who was lazy and did not address the issue when it began to develop? The enabling is perpetuated when the parent defends failure with attacks of dissatisfaction towards the educator with enormous excuses when their child is performing ineffectively. Here's another one, when children behave incorrectly and the parent defends the action without applying parental strategies of correcting the behavior, and lash out at other adults or authorities for pointing out that the behavior was wrong. Please chime in on this claim with your perspective.