Why we should give kids more freedom to play — and learn

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Helicopter in flight. Photo courtesy David Merrett via Flickr Creative Commons.

Helicopter in flight. Photo courtesy David Merrett via Flickr Creative Commons.

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Many of us are anxious parents; inclined toward the 'helicopter' variety. But new research suggests overparenting, overeducating, and overworrying isn't helping us. Time to have faith in the kids.