The Overprotected Kid Analysis

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When I was younger I could tell the difference between the overprotected children and the under-protected children quite easily. You could see that the overprotected children were more anxious, scared, and nervous about socializing, especially in school. The children are not at fault for this issue that seems to come up. This tends to be the fault of the children’s parents. Parent’s whole lives tend to be revolved around their children. Therefore, they worry and stress about taking care of their kids that they end up going overboard. Hanna Rosin’s “The Overprotected Kid” helps show the protectiveness of parents and a way to help fix the issue. Even though Rosin struggled with the opposing view, she does a great job of using logical evidence,…show more content…
She does a good job of steering away from logical fallacies. In one instance she talks about how paranoia over parenting is not a slippery slope where parents are all going to end up overprotecting no matter what. Rosin instead says that parents are “pushing back against the culture of parental control” (Rosin). She doesn’t go out and say that it’s only going to get worse. Furthermore, Rosin stays away from wishful thinking. She states: “But the real cultural shift has to come from parents” this shows that she knows it isn’t just going to happen it is going to take work and effort from the parents. She also talks about the fact that there are no perfect solutions. Rosin, in fact, talks about “The Land” a lot showing that even though there is a problem with overprotection they can fix it with things like adventurous playgrounds and more freedom for kids (Rosin). Although she does do well with not being fallacious she does slip a few in. She declares that a “study of “children’s independent mobility,” shows that in 1971, 80 percent of third-graders walked to school alone” (Rosin). Then goes on to say that “By 1990, that measure had dropped to 9 percent,” (Rosin) Then Rosin clarifies it by saying that they have become more protective and that’s why fewer children walk to school alone. I believe that this could be seen as a hasty generalization because she assumes that the reason that children aren’t walking to school alone is that parents aren’t letting them because they are scared. I think that there could be many reasons why this happened some being more accessible transportation and better economic advances. Although there can be found a few fallacies, the overall argument is clear and understandable. She avoided most logical fallacies and while doing this she seems to establish a relative reliable
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