The Overprotected Kid Analysis

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Play is essential for children’s lives; author Hanna Rosin’s article “The Overprotected Kid” demonstrates how parenting styles and fear have inhibited children’s play, harming their development. Places like “The Land” are attempting to make up for the missing element in children’s play by giving them the freedom to explore and make their own decisions, and in turn accept the natural consequences. These missing aspects of play affect children physiologically. One of the culprits could be how parenting styles have changed, therefore the behavior of their children has changed. These changes did not happen randomly; they could base on the accessibility to information these days. There is an overwhelming idea that parents must protect their kids …show more content…
(9) Parents tend to be more focused on how to prevent accidents from happening rather than accepting that they are natural occurrences. The idea is to make perfect, tiny versions of themselves, instead of individuals. Adults place blame on other parents if their children are left alone for any period of time. Many parents are beginning to see how ridiculous it is to have a constant eye on their children, as they need books giving advice on how to let their kids play. Though it might make parents feel uneasy it is necessary to let kid roam a bit and let them explore and discover the world for their own. On the other hand kids must spend time with your parents to be able to mimic them and formulate stems to their own ideas. Yes, many parents want to see their kid grow and succeed as they did, but many also want to see them achieve bigger and better things than they have. An excellent way to help them grow in this way is to let them go and explore to build ideas and beliefs of their own. Even if their actions seem random, unproductive, and silly at the time, it may be a stepping stone on the way to something greater. At the end of the day, it is important to spend time as a family doing something together building that family …show more content…
(Rosin 11) If they can break away and have a chance to play and be kids, it is more likely that they will not be under the vast amount of pressure that is put on them as little adults. Children often times look up to those older than them in admiration and longing. In their eyes adults are awesome! They long to be like mommy and daddy, driving a car, going to work, and buying things, etc. They love to follow adults around trying to figure out what makes them tick. Their curiosity helps inform their play, and this may be why many children role play as parents or doctors, in their minds the tedious day to day stuff adults do is the coolest things ever. Now that parents are closer to their kids they can see the growth and interest in the works and not just the outcome as before. With inquisitiveness comes children wanting to try things for themselves, and parents should let them help and figure things out for

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