IS THERE SUCH A THING AS “TOO FAR” IN PROTECTING KIDS?

Rick Rock
January 26, 2022

There's a new trend at children's birthday parties these days. Some parents are banning balloons. Not because they're a potential choking
hazard. And not because kids inhale the helium. And not even because balloons are bad for the environment. These parents are banning
balloons to save the children from the disappointment of having one pop or fly away. Trying to eliminate all grief or trauma before it has
a chance to happen — or smoothing what lies ahead to keep children from facing discomfort even in things as insignificant as a popped
balloon — is what's become known as lawnmower parenting. Psychologists say lawnmower parenting is harmful to a child because it does not prepare them for the real world.

Source: HowStuffWorks.com, 6/6/22

 

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