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Opinion| Helping Anxious Kids Might be Easy - NYT's

By Camilo Ortiz and Lenore Skenazy


Dr. Ortiz, a psychologist, is an associate professor of psychology at Long Island University, Post. Ms. Skenazy is the president of the nonprofit Let Grow and the author of “Free-Range Kids.

A colleague in suburban Kentucky let his 12-year-old daughter walk two houses down to her friend’s place. At the end of the play date, the other girl’s mom walked her home, just to be safe.

Such excessive caution is hardly unusual — over the past several decades, children have become less and less independent.

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