The Chrisleys — who you’ve likely seen on Chrisley Knows Best — are a family that prides itself on being close. Although they don’t pretend to always get along, they spend a lot of time together, and Todd loves it that way. He wants his family close, even Chase. But when he made the decision to pack up his family and move to Nashville, Tennessee, to follow his daughter, Savannah, he may have crossed the line into overbearing.
Savannah moved to Nashville for college, and Todd decided that the four-hour drive was too much distance, so he sold his house, packed up his family, including his 9-year-old son, Grayson, and is moving to Nashville to be closer to her.
Savannah is not thrilled about the entire thing, either.
And you can’t blame her, really. College is a time to step out of your parents’ shadow and figure out who you are as an individual. By following her around from state to state, Todd is depriving her of the opportunity to branch out on her own. He’s turned into the poster child for helicopter parents everywhere.
Usually, this is the part where most people say the overprotective acts are all out of love — out of wanting the best for their child. But in Todd’s case, I’m not sure that’s totally true. I have no doubt that he loves his daughter and wants the best for her, but I also think he’s doing it to make sure he always knows what’s going on with her.
And that isn’t fair. It isn’t fair to her. It isn’t fair to Grayson, who has to be uprooted from his friends to move with his family.
Sometimes Todd needs to be reeled in with his crazy ideas, and none of his family members step up to tell him when he’s gone a little too far.
Fortunately, Savannah is probably used to this kind of thing and will figure out a way to balance her family life and her social life at college. But the point is she shouldn’t have to. This is one case where Chrisley doesn’t know best.
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