For John, BLUF: Being a parent is hard, but important. Children must learn freedom, but also responsibility. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is the sub-headline:
Why not let them walk to school alone? Parents and communities are figuring out ways to give their children more independence—and it just may help them to become less anxious, more self-reliant adults
From The Wall Street Journal, by Ms Andrea Petersen, 1 June 2018.
Yes, this is seven and a half months ago, but Law Professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds decided to throw it up this morning.
I can't remember a time I didn't walk or ride my bike to school, except for my first two weeks in Junior High School and the random day in High School when I got to drive the family car.
Yes, riding my bike into the next town, or walking home from the movies two towns over was normal in sixth and seventh grades. Being part of a two man crew taking a 36 foot cabin cruiser out to one of the channel islands, at night, was routine in High School.
I can understand how the low birth rate in the United States means that each child is more precious, but I don't really think that my parents loved me much less than the parents of single children love their individual kids.
We are crippling a generation of children.
And, at the same time, some parents are failing in educating their children about the importance of responsibility and hard work.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff