I was sent this article a while back, and have finally taken the time to read it. I highly recommend you read it, especially if you: are a parent; are thinking about being a parent; just want to know why you are so screwed up!?!
“Parents are going to ludicrous lengths to take the bumps out of life for their children. However, parental hyperconcern has the net effect of making kids more fragile; that may be why they’re breaking down in record numbers.”
It gets lengthy, so I suggest printing the article. I created a Word doc, and you can download that here, or continue on to the on-line article below.