Re: Do you think our society's overprotectiveness could do more harm than good?
DH and I talk about this quite a bit.
When we were growing up, you didn't have kids shooting up other kids, like Columbine. We had more freedoms than the younger generations do now. And there is more violence among the younger generations. Do the two go hand in hand, is there more violence because there is less freedoms, or are there less freedoms because there is more violence?
Would I let my older kids go somewhere without me knowing who they were with or where they were going or checking in once in a while when they were in, say, junior high (They will be a junior and senior in high school next year)? Hell no. But my parents let me do that when I was in 5th grade. Now that the older two are older, they still have to check in and have a curfew and I still want to meet the people they are with, especially if they are going to be in a car with a teenage driver.
I don't know if our overprotectiveness is a result of the changes in our society or if the changes are a result of our overprotectiveness.
Does that make sense?