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Poll: Are parents today too protective of their children?

Experts say we’re wrapping our kids up in cotton wool and that’s bad for them. What do you think?

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EXPERTS AT A conference over the weekend warned that Irish parents today may be holding their kids back by being over-protective.

They said this ‘surplus safety’ attitude to play – which means avoiding even minor risks – is stopping children from learning essential life skills.

We want to know if you agree: Are parents today too protective of their children?


Poll Results:

Yes (4642)
No (1205)
I'm not sure (659)



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