A difficult balance in a world to protect your child - without making it feel helpless. (I was always a supporter of the maxim "Do not support someone by giving him everyday a fish - better give him an angling rod.")
Nowadays they pamper us, average adults, with suffocating eagerness. Whining they see problems everywhere - today I read that PETA, animal rights activists, in earnest call for forbidding wooden animals on roundabouts - carousel animals would give children wrong impressions how to treat animals.
Politicians "care" about what you SHOULD eat. Don't get me wrong: I think it is great to eat healthy vegetables - but you should have heard the rage of German citizenry when our Green politicians wanted to establish a "vegetable day" once a week for all of us. (Sugar or unhealthy fast food has a big lobby - you don't hear much to protect children on that front, though timid attempts are made to implement a sugar tax - so: I am not against protecting children).
And now I found that dressing instructions for tights.
Honestly: the triplets, now 4 and a half year old, can put on their tights without those instructions, thank you very much.
What will they try to "teach us" next???