PBS NewsHour

Why helicopter parenting may jeopardize kids' health

Clip: 12/18/2018 | 8m 52s Video has closed captioning.

Has protective parenting gone too far? Several high-profile news stories, along with increasing rates of childhood obesity, anxiety and depression, have sparked a movement encouraging parents to allow their children greater freedom. The nonprofit Let Grow is leading the call for what’s known as “free range parenting,” in which kids can just be kids. William Brangham reports.

Aired: 12/18/18

Rating: NR

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