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As a parent, you are bombarded with dangers your kids can fall prey to like molesters, cyber-stalkers, drugs and bullies. But how far should you go to ensure your child's protection? Where do you draw the line between hovering over your children, and giving them enough freedom to learn independence? Dr. Phil drills down on this hot topic with moms on both sides of the issue.

Unhealthy to Hover?



"I was raised with parents who let me be that way, so I don't know what this is about," Maria says.

"You don't want to give [your daughter] the message that she's inadequate," Dr. Phil says to Maria.

"You're right," Maria says.

"It's just letting her do a little something," Lenore says.

"She's perfectly capable," Maria acknowledges.
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