We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
BD and Marianne are both right...
Idiot parents, so overprotective they put their kids in danger as a result.
With the constant pressure of arrest and lawsuit against any parent who dares not to be a helicopter mom, this kind of thing is only getting worse, and will continue to get worse as more and more kids end up becoming parents who were themselves so raised.
Over the decades each generation has become more protective to the extreme of their kids, so continuing the trend the next generation may well never be allowed outside a padded room at all without a full biohazard suit with copious impact armour built in.