By: a guest on Aug 7th, 2012
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[–]thegunnersdream 667 points 3 hours ago
This is a sad story but it shows the absolute ridiculousness of over-parenting. When I was twelve (9 years ago) a good friend of mine lived across the street from a family with two young boys. They were always extremely over protective, the mother stood outside while her kids played (they were 10 and 9) and as long as I could remember weren't even allowed to cross the street alone. Finally the oldest was allowed to walk across the street to play with a friend. The first day he walked out into the street and was struck by an oncoming car and died immediately. The parents had always held their hands while they crossed the street and never taught them the rules to cross like looking both ways. It's terrible some of these parents don't teach their kids but try to do everything for them.