Someone else’s idea of what is overprotective or under-supervised shouldn’t matter one whit, unless a parent shows blatant disregard for a child’s safety and welfare. Ninja flicks with breakfast? Pizza for seven days straight? These are idiosyncratic decisions a parent should be allowed to make.
And yet, writes Vivek Sankaran at the University Michigan Law School, we pretend that it is the court, not the parent, who can divine the best interests of the child. Read his ideas over at Let Grow by clicking here.
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