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Video: Are We Over-Parenting Our Kids? – Dan Nagasaki

- by - February 9, 2013 - 17:24 America/New_York - 4 Comments

Psychologist Madeline Levine believes that we’re hyper-parenting our kids. At every level of their educational development we are subjecting them to strict measurements.

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  1. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 9th, 2013

    I guess this chick didn’t test the kids out of chicago, detroit, los angeles, San Jose, Denver, you know- where all the laissez faire parents are.

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  2. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 9th, 2013

    BTW, what is headstart for? A learning experience or babysitting club? I’m hearing it’s the latter.

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  3. JCH

    February 10th, 2013

    Laissez Faire? Don’t you mean Lazy Ass?

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  4. Lisl

    February 10th, 2013

    Is it just me or do some of the commenters over there seem a bit…off?

    Anyway I am in total agreement–kids are not being permitted to be kids, and learning levels go down a bit each year. Over analysation of their play motives mixed with political agendas and correctness (e.g. pretend grenade) ends up over regulating them until something is about to explode. And then we wonder why kids more and more act inappropriately.

    The extreme importance of children’s play is less and less understood by educators, who are amongst those who should be most familiar with the crucial role it plays in children’s development.

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