A powerful piece without making anyone wrong. I've been in an inquiry about hereditary anxiety and after reading this, I wonder if there is a correlation to helicopter parenting. Sometimes, there is a true need to hover (I was born in wartime so my parents had every right to worry) but now as a new Mom, I try to strike the tricky balance between shielding and protecting.

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Jessica N. Goddard

Jessica N. Goddard

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