The Age of Overparenting
Published on December 11, 2011 by Sara Foss

Boston Magazine has an article on overparenting, one of my favorite topics. I don't have kids, so I probably shouldn't criticize the way people parent. But I've been pretty amazed by the schedules some of the children I know maintain. These schedules rival my high school schedule. Which is crazy. Does a five-year-old really need to be doing a structured activity every single day? When I was five, I played in the yard and with my toys. I've also noticed that parents spend a great deal of time playing with their kids, and are really reluctant to let them out of their sight. This leads to totally ridiculous situations, like the controversy in a local school district over whether kids should be allowed to ride their bikes to school. Of course they should! But some worry it's too dangerous.

Anyway, the Boston Magazine is pretty good.

You can read it here.

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