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Parents have choose to observe their children from afar and not bothering them too much to train independence, decision making skills and experience risks. However, some parents think that the world is unsafe for their children and will be so frightened by the dangers that they would make their children retreat to their parents' comfort. The news suggests that many parents are over-alarmed, thus, not daring to leave their children alone and observe them.
In my opinion, I also feel that parents are over-alarmed. The world is not as unsafe as these parents think. We must still leave our children alone and observe them from afar. This brings a lot of benefits like training independence and risk taking. I also believe that if a child keep staying in his parents' comfort area, he will never be independent and will forever rely on his parent.