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Roots and wings

Posted Aug 26 2008 11:05am

The sport of chiding parents for being too involved with their their children annoys me. The snide undertone to all the "enmeshment" and "helicopter parenting" talk is really: "you're limiting your child's independence."



Nonsense. This let-them-go sensibility is peculiarly modern and flies in the face of human social history. Strong families and familial connections are a good thing.



But it never hurts to be reminded:

"Close Families Raise More Independent Adults"



(thank you, Chris, for sharing this link!)

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