Hyperconcern Weakening our Children?

An over-protected child

I don’t usually delve into the world of parenting psychology, mainly because I’m not a parent yet, but I read an interesting article this morning called “A Nation of Wimps” by Hara Estroff Marano.

The meat of the article is that parents are sheltering their children way too much, which may be a reason that teens and young adults are having more breakdowns than in the past.

Regardless of your current opinion on the matter, if you have one, the following article is an interesting read:

A Nation of Wimps
Parents are going to ludicrous lengths to take the bumps out of life for their children. However, parental hyperconcern has the net effect of making kids more fragile; that may be why they’re breaking down in record numbers.

Psychology Today: A Nation of Wimps