Stop mollycoddling

It is what I have always known. Mollycoddling people turns them soft:

Controversial social commentator Celia Lashlie has lashed out at mothers who mollycoddle their sons, saying many teenage boys are killed on the roads because their mums smother them and refuse to let them discover the consequences of their own actions.

Speaking to a Traffic Institute conference in Hamilton yesterday, the former prison officer turned author admonished wealthy, so-called “helicopter mums”, who “hover” over their sons, refusing to accept they can be blamed for anything.

The amount of times I cringe helping at school camps with over-bearing, over protective mothers trying to protect little Johnny from scarfed knees has led to a permanent twitch in my shoulders.

Seriously, this country needs a good does of HTFU.

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