The Overexposed Child

  1. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 4 years ago

    There are parents who are of the school that children should be exposed to the harshness and realities of life as soon and as much as possible.   They portend that children who are exposed to life's realities and truths make them street savvy and tough.    These parents further opine that the problem with children today is that they are sheltered from the real world and are sissified so to speak!  What do you think?

    1. AshtonFirefly profile image82
      AshtonFireflyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I think moderation is the key. Allow children to see what the real world is like, but don't drown them in it. On the other hand, don't overshelter them. That will backfire later.

  2. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 4 years ago

    I was raised as one of those 'sheltered' kids tongue and it's no good. I would later learn how I held 'unrealistic expectations' of others which hurt my social and life skills. Luckily, my rebelliousness allowed me to learn the 'realities' of life and people though at arms with my parents and some authority figures tongue lol