Sunday, May 2

Parents can't win

I was encouraged to see this New York Times summary of research that shows that parents are spending more time with their kids (not to mention getting divorced at lower rates than in past decades). But then I read some of the comments, with people explaining that this is not good news because it reflects overparenting and not giving children adequate independent time. Perhaps there is just a certain fixed measure of parental anxiety free-floating in the air. What ever we do, we will berate ourselves for not doing the opposite.

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