Don’t force kids to grow up early – Opinion – theage.com.au

My observation of parents who have taken the “harm minimisation” strategy, exchanging setting moral boundaries for participating with their kids in “what everyone else is doing”, simply end up in scenarios an order of magnitude worse than if they were doing their job of “pushing back” their kids…

At the same time, many parents have absolved themselves of their responsibilities. It has always been the case that children try to push against the boundaries set by adults to see how far they can go. But what happens if no one pushes back? Rather than laying down the law, parents are increasingly becoming co-conspirators with their children in breaking them.

Don’t force kids to grow up early – Opinion – theage.com.au

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