So, what happened to childhood? Long gone are the days when kids used to ride their bikes and roam around the neighborhood without constant parental supervision. But yesterday’s children are today’s helicopter parents, and it’s very unlikely that they would let their kids be as free as they were in those golden days. Some say it’s because of kidnappings or pedophiles, but according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, cases of kids being abducted by strangers are very rare. Instead, there’s usually a relative involved in those episodes.