cosset (verb) 

To cosset (KAH-sit) is to pamper; to care for and protect in an overindulgent way. As used by Mark Gatiss: “Fear is an underrated emotion. And that’s why I think it’s very dangerous to try to cosset children from it. A healthy scare is as good as a healthy laugh. In fact, they’re two sides of the same coin. There is a desire to shield from the knocks and bumps of reality.”