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Don't Coddle During Playdates

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Protecting your family this morning, a warning for parents who hover around their kids while they play with their friends, your child could turn into a narcissist.

At least that's the word from some psychologists. Doctor Peter Gray says play dates supervised by adults is creating a generation of kids who cannot empathize.

Free play allows them to build up empathy for other people, because a child has to take into account the other child's wants.

The psychologist says too much parent intervention stops them from learning certain emotions.  
 
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