Thursday, April 03, 2014

Teen accepted to every Ivy League school credits ‘helicopter parents’

He soared to the top, thanks to his “helicopter parents.”

The Long Island teenager who got accepted into all eight Ivy League colleges was whipped into shape by his strict mom and dad — who hovered nearby, encouraging him to push himself, he told The Post.

“They were helicopter parents. They monitored everything. They said, ‘You have a mind, and you can do it. Always do your best,’ ” said Kwasi Enin, 17, a senior at William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach.

He added, “They taught me 95 percent isn’t good enough . . . I’m proud, honored, appreciative.”

The whiz kid’s parents — who are both nurses and immigrants from Ghana — also never let him forget he’s lucky to be in the United States, said his dad, Ebenezer Enin, 54, of Shirley.

“I say, ‘You have all the resources in the world. Whatever you need, you have it here. You don’t know how lucky you are to be in America. You have no idea how blessed you are. I’m telling you,’ ” Ebenezer Enin said. Full story...

Read also: What was in the essay that got this kid into all 8 Ivies?

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