You hear so many people asking that. Well yesterday on a local radio station they were talking about how some places want to ban the time old rite of childhood, the sleepover. Yep because it is now seen as too dangerous. Do any of these so called do-gooders ever stop and really think about what they are doing to the children of today. With their overprotecting reasons to stand beside them, they are one by one eliminating anything for the children to do or look forward to. Anyway to learn right from wrong and how to make decisions for themselves. And as one disappointment follows on the heels of another the kids soon see nothing worthwhile to try and obtain in their futures either. They have no need or desire to want to look forward to anything. The "fun" of being a child is slowly being stripped away. Then those same experts etal are astounished at the facts that;the majority of children today are overweight,lack imagine, they have no self esteem, they have no goals and in general children today are bored. They have no reason to challenge themselves. And then the topper to the cake.... children are growing up way too fast in todays' society. Duh... you dont say!!!! Give your heads a shake people!! If we dont let our children experience things, maybe get hurt once in a while, find out that life isnt always just handed to you on a silver platter and that sometimes you just have to have a little fun, then we may as well just bubble wrap them from birth, stick them in a corner, tell them to have fun and walk away.