Ok. I know the answer is yes... there are people out there who overprotect their kids. But is society as a whole to overprotective?
We used to be fiercely overprotective. But we have gotten way better. We let her walk to and from school with her friends. We let her play outside with her friends on her own. We are still very careful about what she watches on tv, who she plays with, and that kind of stuff.
I do know parents of pre-teens who don't let them outside without adult supervision. Who monitor every little thing their kids do. Who won't let them even work a microwave... My dd can work the microwave, make her own sandwiches and more.
I guess my question is are we as a whole over protecting our kids to the point that they are no longer self sufficient.
Answer by admckenzie at 4:54 PM on Apr. 27, 2011
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Answer by amberpaiz at 4:57 PM on Apr. 27, 2011
I am overprotective of my kids, but it won't be my child who is abducted on their way home from school or while at the park without adult supervision. I prefer to protect my children and keep them safe.
Answer by scout_mom at 4:58 PM on Apr. 27, 2011
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