Wrapping children in cotton wool

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  • Sunday, 05 Jan 2003

Some parents say they want their children to grow up to be independent, even courageous. But their behaviour actually tells kids the reverse. 

BUBBLE babies. We're raising a generation of bubble babies. From the moment our children are conceived, we try to wrap them in plastic packing. An Arlington, Virginia woman stops drinking coffee when she's pregnant. A dad in Fairfax installs computer spyware to check the Web sites his daughter visits.  

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