Saturday, 9 May 2009

Free-Range Kids

I read this article today about "over-parenting" - the new fad that is perhaps protecting our kids too much. Maybe, just maybe, a little experience in life could do them some good. It's long, but fantastic, if you have a few minutes:

1 comment:

heather80 said...

I'm not gonna lie, after hundreds and hundreds of times reining him back, I intentionally let Shea fall off the bed today. I figured falling a foot and a half was not likely to seriously hurt him, but might teach him a lesson.

Unfortunately, what wound up happening is he fell DIRECTLY onto his head (which I wasn't expecting). Didn't seriously hurt himself, but I did feel bad there. and he didn't learn a lesson.

But generally, yes, I think we tend to overprotect our kids in some ways.