My friend Ali posted the article, "The Over-Parenting Crisis," on her Facebook page and I thought it was worth sharing. It's a quick read about how over-parenting has become an epidemic. Sadly, I think it's completely true. I don't believe we're doing our children any favors by this new style of parenting and actually, I think it's a huge disservice to them in the long run.
If you are like-minded, may I recommend the book, "The Blessing of a Skinned Knee" by Dr. Wendy Mogel. I loved the book and have given it to several friends who also enjoyed her thoughts and strategies about how to raise self-reliant children. You don't need to be Jewish or even relgious to gain some great new perspective from the book.