If your son or daughter needs therapy dogs, Play-Doh and crayons to make it through the stress of finals week, it's probably fair to call him or her a snowflake. But a growing number of universities are offering such amenities and some think workplaces should, too.
Workplace culture expert Daren Martin says there's no question, most of these students are in for a culture shock when they graduate.
"Oh, they're absolutely going to run into culture shock because most workplaces suck."
Martin says research shows 71% of American workers are disengaged from their jobs because workplaces are not fun.
"Southwest Airlines says, and I completely agree, people rarely succeed at something unless they're having fun doing it and more companies should take a look at this."
Colleges say there's no doubt, treating the kids like snowflakes does relieve their stress.
"Science and data totally supports what they're doing; there's research after research to indicate that when people play and when they rest in between work they actually perform at a much higher level."
At Montana State University, students relieved stress by petting not just dogs but a 900lb donkey named Oliver. Students say it helped.