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Could a generation’s decision to delay parenthood be leading to hyper-protected childhoods?

Mar 20 2015

Could a generation’s decision to delay parenthood be leading to hyper-protected childhoods? At a time when child abuse and abduction rates have significantly declined, parenting styles have only gotten more anxious and cautious. One theory suggests that because the average college-educated woman today is waiting until 30.3-years-old to have children, parents are assigning their children a “far higher value” and are therefore worrying about their physical well-being more than previous generations. (New York Magazine)