Do we as parents go too far?

Here’s something awesome from the great John Tesh:

As parents, we sometimes go too far trying to help and protect our kids from life’s harsh realities and disappointments. We don’t want our kids to struggle like we did. But Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Dan Kindlon says that overprotected children are more likely to struggle in relationships and with challenges.

We’re sending our kids the message that they’re not capable of helping themselves. To quote clinical psychologist Dr. Wendy Mogel: “It is our job to prepare our children for the road, not prepare the road for our children.”

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