over-parenting

An article on parenting is being widely shared by coaches.

The subtitle:

Bad policy and paranoid parenting are making kids too safe to succeed.

Kids are over-protected. Only 13% walk to school. Their childhood os over-scheduled (with things like Gymnastics).

I agree with some of the article and have summarized it in the past like this.

This could have been 40yrs ago.

Rathtrevor Beach, Parksville

I waxed nostalgic. … Memories of digging up clams, splashing the girls, trying to drown the boys in the shallows. Family holidays at wonderful Rathtrevor Beach on Vancouver Island.

But that photo was taken recently.

sand castle - Rathtrevor Beach, Parksville

Kids are the same. But one thing has changed.

Rathtrevor Beach, Parksville

A swimming pool with that many children would have only one lifeguard.

What year was it that parents became so much more protective than my own?

___ Read the article for yourself

The Fragile Generation

related – If You Want Your Kids to Succeed, Let Them Fail

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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