Too Safe For Their Own Good: How Risk and Responsibility Help Teens Thrive is a must read for all parents who
want their children to mature naturally and make it in the world as adults. This book is full of common sense and
points out to us that it is time to quit "bubble wrapping" our children. Never before have children been so safe but
is that really a good thing? By "protecting" our children we are creating a generation of youth who are not ready for
In order to mature, children need opportunities to fail, and to fail often enough to learn how to pick themselves
back up. Our overprotection of our children leaves them unable to cope and unable to navigate their way through
life's challenges, opening them up to drugs, violence, and teen pregnancy as ways to cope.
We have to let kids experience some knocks in life in order to become well grounded and develop coping mechanisms
which will help them become responsible adults. No one, child or adult, can succeed without being willing to risk
Too Safe For Their Own Good: How Risk and Responsibility Help Teens Thrive contains true stories of what
can happen when children are too protected — true stories, told by real kids.