Greg Krehbiel writes

Can you imagine letting your kid do something like this?

Of course you can’t, sensible reader, because to you, the concept of “letting your kid” do something makes sense. Those words register in your mind as a real concept. But to a large number of parents, that concept is meaningless. They don’t raise their kids (or, heaven forbid, train or educate them), they sortof passively observe as their kids grow — like weeds in the neighbors yard — something you can’t control.