The Irony of the Overprotected Child
In the cover article of the latest issue of The Atlantic, Hanna Rosin offers an intriguing look at the tendency of contemporary American parents to over-supervise and overprotect their kids. As Rosin notes, most parents today perceive that their own childhoods were quite different than the way today’s children are growing up. Childhood today is more structured, more scripted, more sterile, and presumably, safer (more on that presumption later).