Hey, Parents: Leave Those Kids Alone!

Oct 23, 2014

Like most middle-class American parents, Hanna Rosin pays a lot of attention to her children. But it hasn’t always been that way. Just a generation ago, kids enjoyed immense freedom from adult supervision. Rosin says that today's kids are under perpetual surveillance. In an article in The Atlantic magazine, she investigated why Americans are so protective of their children. Thursday, we're rebroadcasting our conversation with Rosin about how our obsession with child safety has stripped childhood of independence and the joys of discovery. [Rebroadcast]

Read Hanna Rosin's article "Hey Parents: Leave Those Kids Alone!" It's the cover story in The Atlantic's April 2014 issue.

Hanna Rosin is an Atlantic national correspondent and author of the bookThe End of Men [Amazon|Indiebound].