Friday, July 18, 2014

When we stop children taking risks, do we stunt their emotional growth?

I loved this article in The Independent, and I couldn't agree more!  Let's loosen the reins a little.  Let's let our kids have their very own microadventures and take some age-appropriate risks.

"'The dominant parental norm is that being a good parent is being a controlling parent,' says Tim Gill, author of No Fear, which critiques our risk-averse society. But at what cost? And what's the alternative? And most importantly, when are we letting them play?"  Read the full article by Susie Mesure HERE.

Let your kids run free now and then.  Let them take some risks, skin their knees and get mud on their feet!