This is what has completely and utterly ruined the world's fun. If you've ever checked out icantbelieveable, you'll be aware of the idea of ugh-dults. If not, read this post, then come back here.
Anyway, I was on Time magazine's website and I ran across an article about "over-parenting". I believe that this has truly changed our society. This generation of parents have become serious worry-worts. The crazy things they did as kids are suddenly off limits for their children. The foods, environment and life they led is too dangerous for their children. Basically, it has become a way to suppress children's imaginations and curiosity. Yes, you should keep an eye on your kids and make sure they are safe, but you can let them have some breathing room.