The dominant problem with parenting in our society isn’t permissiveness, but the fear of permissiveness. We’re so worried about spoiling kids that we often end up over controlling them. Granted, some kids are spoiled— and some kids are neglected. But the issue that’s much less commonly discussed is the epidemic of micromanaging children, acting as though they were wholly owned subsidiaries of us. Thus, one critical question…is how we can offer guidance and set limits (both of which are necessary) without overdoing the control.
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