Allowing Children discover themselves

Allowing Children discover themselves

Postby Tony on 05 Oct 2012, 22:05

Most often, allowing children to take risks increases their resilience and helps them make judgments. The current "cotton wool" culture means many children are not getting the chance to fully explore their world and learn essential life skills. ;) ;) ;)
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Re: Allowing Children discover themselves

Postby Utte on 05 Oct 2012, 22:16

Hi friends...Too many kids are playing it too safe, a marshmallow generation, says a child psychologist.If you restrict children from playing outside, you send a message that the world is a much more terrifying place than it is and you run the risk of making kids risk-averse. :) :)
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Re: Allowing Children discover themselves

Postby Mado on 05 Oct 2012, 22:20

Hey ...Children will spend more time on the computer and being sedentary. Children ought to be taking risks and it is not the end of the world if a child has an accident. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Allowing Children discover themselves

Postby Emma on 05 Oct 2012, 22:24

The need for children to learn to take calculated risks in safe environments has been a fervent topic of discussion in the media following recent reports that an Australian-Sydney innersuburban primary school had banned kids from doing cartwheels and handstands. 8-) 8-)
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Re: Allowing Children discover themselves

Postby Utte on 05 Oct 2012, 22:31

Many schools adays are scared that some parents would sue them if their children were injured," experts says. "This play-paralysis means children no longer experience adventure as they intend." :cry: :cry:
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Re: Allowing Children discover themselves

Postby Joyce on 05 Oct 2012, 22:40

To me, let them be free: Looking at things, there seems to be a growing global backlash to the evershrinking freedom today's kids are afforded. "Free-range" parenting is an emerging trend, countering the "helicopter" style of parenting. :shock: :shock:
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Re: Allowing Children discover themselves

Postby Tony on 05 Oct 2012, 22:44

One New York journalist and mum who coined the "free-range" term a few years ago after allowing her then-nine-yearold son to make his own way home from Manhattan, says: "Children, like chickens, deserve a life outside the cage. The overprotected life is stifling, not to mention boring for all concerned." :) :) :)
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Re: Allowing Children discover themselves

Postby Joyce on 05 Oct 2012, 22:47

As of now as i'm aware, research is also starting to hone in on the detrimental impact of over-protecting our kids, if only because it stops them from being able to get outside and engage in healthy, active play. :o :o
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Re: Allowing Children discover themselves

Postby Emma on 05 Oct 2012, 22:51

A 2009 survey found 63 per cent of participants believed parents should not let primary school-age children move to and from places without adult supervision. Last year a UK study found half of children aged seven to 12 were banned from climbing a tree without an adult present and 10 per cent of kids had never ridden a bike. :geek: :geek:
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Re: Allowing Children discover themselves

Postby Mado on 05 Oct 2012, 22:55

To comprehend how irrational this thinking is, look at the fact that almost three times as many children were admitted to hospital after falling out of bed as those who had fallen from a tree. 8-) 8-)
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