Why are we overprotective parents?

Piggybacking off our discussion about “What are your fears or concerns about hiring babysitters?,” the Mommy Talk Show guests started debating if we are over-protective parents. Do our fears keep our children from playing outside or running free? Or in 2011, do parents have no other choice but to keep our children close to us as much as possible. Are children staying indoors and playing more video games because that’s what they want to do or because we’re afraid to let them explore the outdoors?

Here’s our debate:

You heard Diane Costello, owner of the Traveling Diaper Show, mention the movie “Babies.” It’s a documentary featuring four babies from different cultures around the world and the dangers/joys they meet in their first year of life. Honestly, I bought the “Babies” DVD months ago and haven’t had time to watch it. When I do, I’ll come back and post a review. In the interest of full disclosure, I purchased my copy off of Ebay. But you’re welcome to use this link from trusted retailer, Amazon.com:

About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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