Puritan Board Doctor
My next blog article may deal with this issue, I haven't decided yet. It's something that drives me crazy, that's for sure! I hate when I see good kids sheltered or over protected as it so often leads to major rebellion. Some residential childcare staff do this to kids, some biological parents do it, and some entire residential facilities do it. I've watched numerous times as children go out on their own and fall into very hard or difficult situations because they were anxious to do any and everything they weren't allowed to do at home or placement. Of course this isn't an excuse to do evil on the child's part, but parents or house parents (or administration if it applies) who fail to see that being overly protective often leads to trouble need a hard lesson in the truth in my opinion.