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What Happened to American Childhood?

THE ATLANTIC - BY KATE JULIAN. Too many kids show worrying signs of fragility from a very young age. How do you prepare a child for life in an uncertain time—one far more psychologically taxing than the late-20th-century world into which you were born? To protect children from physical harm, we buy car seats, we childproof, we teach them to swim, we hover. How, though, do you inoculate a child against future anguish? For that matter, what do you do if your child seems overwhelmed by life in the here and now? READ MORE HERE


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