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When Fear Drives Parenting, What Happens To The Kids?

Lois M. Collins

Deseret News

Dec 22, 2016

"Parents who let fear that something bad will happen drive all their decisions — fears ranging from personal safety to not getting into the right school — end up with children who are timid, anxious and often become adults who are neither flexible nor capable. Children need to take some chances, make choices and learn to weigh risks in age-appropriate ways, they add."