A small, totally unscientific poll I ran on Twitter found that, of about 350 parents, 55% said that at some point they had WANTED their kids to do something independently, but decided against it, for fear of legal repercussions.
You know, the authorities are supposed to protect us, so we need not live in fear. But sometimes…it’s Opposite Day.
Obviously, we WANT the government to look out for kids in true danger. The fact that sometimes our public servants misinterpret parents who TRUST their kids as parents who NEGLECT their kids is the problem. I talk about this at Let Grow today, where we have a poll asking readers about their own experience with second-guessing their parenting decisions. Take a look — and take our poll — by clicking here!