Overprotective Parents In The Glass Castle

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How much freedom and supervision should parents give their children really depends on them both. Most parents today are too overprotective. Overprotective parents can be a negative influence on their children due to the fact that they avoid going through struggles and challenges. If the parent is overprotective their children would not learn how to be independent. In the memoir The Glass Castle, Jeannette mentioned “Mom liked to encourage self-sufficiency in all living creatures.” So that way children will be able to get by on their own. That is something that overprotective parents do not approve of. After Jeannette’s dad made her learn how to swim he said, “If you don’t want to sink, you better learn how to swim.” The quote means that you
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