Who’s ready for a big, fat line of pure, uncut Americana? If you answered “yes” or “no” or did not answer at all out of fear and/or confusion, you’re in luck! Because it’s Fair Season, people, and you’re all invited. So grab your taste for sodium nitrates, and let’s get moving.
I’m all for love between parent and child from now until forever. What I’m concerned about is when coddling means a kid doesn’t acquire the skills they’re going to need out in the real world.
Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure, on overparenting.