Why Modern America Creates Fragile Children

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Thoughts on a generation of sheltered children and a thought distortion therapy approach called CBT.  Jonathan Haidt 



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I stumbled upon an informative website in my psychological and evolutionary research that may provide insight. Here's the article in particular that I would agree with from an evolutionary perspective:


The website is the "American Journal of Play"

"Over the past half century, in the United States and other developed nations,
children’s free play with other children has declined sharply. Over the same period,
anxiety, depression, suicide, feelings of helplessness, and narcissism have increased
sharply in children, adolescents, and young adults. This article documents these
historical changes and contends that the decline in play has contributed to the
rise in the psychopathology of young people. Play functions as the major means
by which children (1) develop intrinsic interests and competencies; (2) learn how
to make decisions, solve problems, exert self-control, and follow rules; (3) learn
to regulate their emotions; (4) make friends and learn to get along with others as
equals; and (5) experience joy. Through all of these effects, play promotes mental

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