March 02, 2005

Overprotective Parents

There's a bunch I want to say about this article from Psychology Today on parents who try to protect their children from any and all bumps or difficulties in their lives. I don't have time now, but go read the article. It provides great arguments for why you should let your kids figure things out for themselves and let them have unstructured play, rather than scheduling and guiding their entire lives for them.

Posted by Tom Nugent at March 2, 2005 08:39 AM

Wow, that was freaky.

As I read it, I'm thinking how Eric (soon to be five) has all sorts of unstructured play, and find myself thinking "ha, he'll be at an advantage over all those sheltered kids."

Then I realize what I just thought. The irony was not lost on me--pursuit of our children's professional goals is why that article was written in the first place.

(P.S: great to hear everyone's over the flu!)

Posted by: Dan at March 8, 2005 03:21 PM
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