Before I had a kid, I thought most moms were too overprotective about their kids. As an aunt, I threw my nephew Charlie up and around and he loved it. With Vivien, I am way more uptight. But I’m trying to be cognizant of not allowing her to get dramatic about her falls and trying not to interfere if she and another kid get in a tussle.
I know I got bloodied and bruised when I was kid. It was great to get my mom to kiss it and make it feel better and then go back to playing. You don’t want a wimpy crybaby kid, right? Well, maybe not. There is a new book Nation of Wimps that says too often parents are overprotective to a fault. How do you keep your kid from being a wimp?