Well, a new study by researchers at the University of California, Irvine may have figured it out. "Our fears of leaving children alone have become systematically exaggerated in recent decades − not because the practice has become more dangerous, but because it has become socially unacceptable," as the university put it in a news release. In other words, the only socially acceptable mom has become a mom who never takes her eyes off her kids.

For the full story, please visit http://reason.com/blog/2016/09/22/breakthrough-study-explains-why-we-arres.

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