Do not treat children with kid glovesIn a vast majority of cases, the children of all age groups have far better exposure and knowledge today, thanks to the widespread use of internet. They are armed with a good deal of information and have a mind of their own. They also have a very big indifference to too much of advise or hand-holding.
Parents need to recognize their urge to have freedom to some extent. Yes, some control is always needed. More so, in matters related to their involvement in social media. However, excessive doting of children might only produce the opposite effect. Assertiveness begins with being very much informed about everything, right from the age of ten.
Given current realities, it is wise for parents to desist from treating their children with kid gloves.