Parents, It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless. As a Mom, I couldn't agree more. However, my husband doesn't agree.
Outgrowing people around you is okay. In fact, it is MUCH more attractive than being stuck in "Peter Pan" mode. Being the last to grow up in your little cliche of peers just makes you look mentally slow.