March 30, 2011
UPDATE: Reader George Pepper emails:
What about the joys of being a kid? I teach guitar to a lot of youngsters, and for an alarming number of them, their parents have every hour of every day planned out for them. Not only do they seem stressed out, but they don’t have enough time to concentrate on any one thing that they may prefer to do over other activities. Are there any free range kids left? It would seem that this kind of hyper-parenting removes much joy from both parties.
Yes, it does.