The rise of overparenting
Posted by Sandra on November 13, 2008
Will the child be permanently affected by the fate of the hamster? Did he touch the corpse, and get a germ?
As children explore their environment by themselves—making decisions, taking chances, coping with any attendant anxiety or frustration—their neurological equipment becomes increasingly sophisticated, Marano says. “Dendrites sprout. Synapses form.” If, on the other hand, children are protected from such trial-and-error learning, their nervous systems “literally shrink.”
As for children’s safety, Honoré makes what will no doubt be the controversial recommendation that we stop fretting about it.
Allergy rates in children are rising throughout the industrialized world. Honoré blames this on oversanitized environments
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