Dismissing this encounter as that of another entitled teen ignores a major societal problem that needs fixing.
Kids are more resilient than you think, but are also magical thinkers. In the absence of direct communication from a parent, they will create their own narrative which can foster greater worry.
Substitute the word "Halloween" for any celebratory event and pervasive worry-lists abound. Fun also matters.
Not unlike most trends, when the pendulum swings to an extreme, the overcorrection follows it. It's resulted in parenting by guidelines and legislation, which misses the big picture.
He oversleeps, can't find his jacket and still wins gold at the Olympics. The tale of 17-year-old Red Gerard's victory has lessons for us all.
This musical serves a surprise that compels an overdue societal conversation.