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Kendra Wilkinson Thinks Parents Today Shelter Their Children Too Much! Do You Agree?

Fri, September 23, 2011 6:04pm EDT by 11 Comments

Kendra and Hank’s son Hank Jr. may only be 18 months old, but mommy Kendra is already teaching him the importance of being independent!

Former Playboy Bunny Kendra Wilkinson reveals a surprising parenting philosophy in her new book Being Kendra: Cribs, Cocktails, & Getting My Sexy Back. She thinks kids are more sheltered now than they used to be, and she will do everything in her power to teach baby Hank Jr. to be independent!

“I don’t know if it’s me or society, but it seems like parents are more protective of their kids than ever,” she writes. “Not me; I’m all about little Hank Jr. falling down and knowing what it is to hurt. I want him to be tough… He deserves to learn for himself what it’s like to fall or get a scratch.”

Kendra also admits that if Hank Jr. starts to cry, she doesn’t immediately run to his aid!

“We want him to gain a sense of independence and not always look to us for help,” she writes. “I don’t want him to think that we are always looking over his shoulder spying on him or that we’ll always be there when he falls.”

Kendra loves letting Hank Jr. “go off on his own and explore” and encourages her son to socialize by bringing him to a baby class every Thursday in a setting where he can interact with other babies.

What do you think, HollyMoms? Would you teach a child this young to be independent?

— Lauren Kalma