They say parents these days don't allow our kids to be kids anymore. Not letting them play outside or being out of their sites for even 2 seconds. The media has got us so afraid that there are bad people just lurking to take one of them. They admit it does happen but not as often as they try to make it seem. They also jokingly said we have to sacrifice a few but that's just life. THAT I DO NOT AGREE WITH AND THE FACT THEY ARE MAKING LITE OF THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I NEVER AGREE WITH THEM. Anyways, what do you think of parents being too protective of their kids? Remember when we were kids, we got home from school, did homework and played outside for hours while mom made dinner? We knew all the other kids in our neighborhood and other parents knew us. If a kid didn't come outside, we knew they were grounded for something and that was a bad thing. By bedtime we were actually tired and sleepy. Not over stimilated from playing DSi all day.
Most crimes against kids happen by someone they know. Grandpa, uncle, the babysitter, or neighbor. Stranger danger is rare compared to the danger posed by people you know. It is sad children within walking distance of school can't for fear of the unknown, that they can't ride their bikes in the neighborhood to a friend's home, or walk to the local gas station for some candy. We are raising our children to be fearful and we do raise our children based on fear - most of us. Things happen to children who also live with extremely protective parents. That's the bummer of it. Stranger danger is random. The real dangers are mostly when it is not so random. It is hard to decide what are the things that are reasonable and what is not so much. I do know that in order to raise an independent self sufficient child he first has to do things on his own. Hard stuff.
Answer by frogdawg at 1:26 PM on Feb. 6, 2011
Answer by layh41407 at 8:50 AM on Feb. 6, 2011
Answer by 2lilbumblebees at 12:03 PM on Feb. 6, 2011
I see your point (& theirs) to some extent. But let's face it- we hear bad things in the news, (or your papers crime report logs) we have access to a long list of sexual predators living in our area (even on our street) etc. It's perfectly natural to want to protect our kids from that. It's not like it was back in the day. Wish it was tho.
Answer by mrsmom110 at 8:52 AM on Feb. 6, 2011
Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 9:24 AM on Feb. 6, 2011
Answer by kmath at 9:34 AM on Feb. 6, 2011
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Answer by mama2bof2 at 11:00 PM on Feb. 6, 2011
Absolutely. How can you expect an adult to be successful if they've never had practice at making their own decisions and problem solving on their own. Parents are so busy overprotecting their children that they don't get a chance to grown on their own. Of course NO ONE wants anything bad to happen to their child or anyone else's, but neither did our parents and they still let us ride our bikes, walk to school, hang out with friends. Times aren't really any different, we're just exposed to more now.
Answer by skittles1108 at 12:06 PM on Feb. 6, 2011