My friend seems to think I do. I was speaking to my friend and I mentioned that I do not like for my daughter to be up in the middle of the night wondering around the house by herself. If she wakes up she wakes me up. He made the comment that she is eight years old why can't she be up in the middle of the night by herself. Then another time I told him that for hee birthday we have a birthday that all of her friends are invited to. However the day before or a few days before her birthday I plan a special mommy and daughter only birthday day trip. He made the comment that shes getting older and wants to spend time with her friends. Also, I dont let her wander around in the parking lot, I dont let her run around in the grocery store by herself, and I dont leave her at home by herself. Keep in mind that my daughter has not complained that I baby her and my friend who is making these comments does not have any children and has not spent an extensive amount of time around children. But this is my only child so I am asking the question.