That’s what one researcher has said about children in our era where kids don’t hold down real jobs as they did on farms and in factories at the turn of the century.
Of course, no one would send kids to toil in factories today and we’re guessing that even kids who grow up on farms today don’t work as they did a century ago. And that’s a good thing, according to Jennifer Senior, the author of All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood. We want to send our kids to school and let them have play time. But how did 21st century parents get to a point where they’re consumed with raising the “ideal” children?