Fear-Based Parenting and How it Affects Children

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With an increasing number of children and teenagers suffering from anxiety and depression, Lenore Skenazy (author of the bestselling book Free Range Kids) believes that the over-protection of children, that is common in our society, might contribute to the rise of anxiety in both parents and children. Skenazy suggests that the preoccupation that many parents have with the idea that something bad might happen to their child, is limiting childhood exploration, which is necessary for achieving optimal mental health.

America Is Safer Than Ever, So Why Are Parents So Scared? – Huffington Post

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America Is Safer Than Ever, So Why Are Parents So Scared?Huffington PostInstead, because it is often developmentally inappropriate, it frustrates a child, makes normal behaviors like being antsy or impatient look like medical issues and drives up anx …

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