One result of not allowing our children some freedom and independence in a safe environment is that they won’t have any idea how to do things on their own as they grow up. Conflict negotiation? I learned that while playing streetball with my neighbors — kids who have their parents to step in and solve each little kerfuffle on the playground will lack the skills required to stand up for themselves or know when to back down and compromise.
Children need to learn how to play on their own and function with other children without Mommy or Daddy constantly intervening. By having mothers like Tammy Cooper arrested, we’re limiting not only our ability to make healthy, normal parenting decisions, but we’re limiting our children as well.