#6 – The Psychology of Parenting Today

Things sure have changed for kids in the past 30-40 years. Ditto for parents. Life seemed easier and less threatening back in the day.

Children could be latchkey kids and that was fine. Parents let their sons and daughters play outside without much fear of danger. Toys were sometimes unsafe, but parents bought them for their kids anyway.

Why?

And why, in the past few decades, was there a sudden shift towards fear regarding all things child-related? What happened?

In this episode of Parenting Then and Now, Sam seeks to find the answers to these and other questions through her chat with Dr. Sean Hayes, a Clinical Psychologist who consults with a variety of businesses and organizations about how and why these societal shifts have occurred.

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