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  1. Stephen M says:

    It is a tough world out there and not everyone is nice, and kids need to learn coping skills. Adult intervention in every interaction that isn’t smiles and sunshine teaches kids that someone else will swoop in to solve their problems – but what happens when they are “all grown up” and that sarcastic co-worker has them in tears every day because no one is there to save them from the “meanie”? Professor McNamara is one more example of the feminization of education and modern parenting in general – and her ideas help explain why so many kids these days are soft and weak in every sense if the word. It is OK for children to be upset, unhappy, and in conflict some of the time. It is a natural part of growth, or should be. Expect more from your children – they may surprise you.

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