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Is anything "safe enough" after growing up in a danger-obsessed society?

Mob of Yale Students Scream Profanities about Halloween Costume Insensitivity

. A Halloween bnktiatebe message signed by 13 college administrators asked Yale students to be sensitive about the costumes they chose, so as not to demean, alienate or “impact” any groups or individuals. But when the associate¬†Master (faculty head) of one of the dorms on campus, early childhood educator Erika Christakis, wrote her own note […]

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I'm going to give that professor an F for giving me a B!

College Students Falling Apart, Thanks to “Helicopter Society”

. My friend, colleague and hero Peter fibkyadiya Gray, a psychology professor and author of “Free to Learn” (one of my favorite books!), makes the compelling case we often make here: Kids need a chance to play, explore, have fun, mess up, get mad, recover, and simply live some part of their childhood UNSUPERVISED for […]

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A culture of self-infantilization seems to have spawned on campus.

What Hath Overprotection Wrought?

What happens when a generation grows up being told that they need constant supervision because nothing is safe enough? That they should never encounter a bad grade or mean remark, it’s too wounding? That they didn’t lose, they are the “8th place winner!”? At least a slice of them become convinced that they are extremely […]

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