Skenazy pointed to a recent University of California, Irvine study confirming that overreactions are commonplace, “despite evidence that American children are safer than ever.” The study also found Americans have “consistently increased our estimates of the amount of danger facing children left alone in order to better justify or rationalize the moral disapproval we feel toward parents who violate this relatively new social norm.”

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