A dad wrote to Let Grow to vent: He’d been eating at the Costco food court with his 4-year-old daughter when he got up to go get ketchup and napkins.
A concerned bystander tapped him on the back to chide him for this — he said it was an irresponsible “no-no.”
In addition to the dad’s letter at Let Grow I’ve got a short discussion of how our new laws in Texas and Oklahoma will prevent incidents like this from becoming…well…actual incidents. Reasonable Childhood Independence bills allow parents to make reasonable decisions.
Helicopter parenting cannot be the law of the land — no matter what “concerned bystanders” think.