Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Let kids be kids

I am always amazed that my generation survived with all the evil, dangerous things we had to eat not mention the dangerous playground equipment we had to endure.

I had to laugh when an Australian study recently found that playground injuries continue to rise despite safety improvements. One of the suspected reasons: the safe new play structures are so boring that kids are taking more risks in order to have fun.

But you can't go around afraid of everything. It's too exhausting! No matter how careful you are, bad stuff happens (diaper rash, stitches, all your friends assigned to another class). And it's seldom the end of the world.

Read the whole article. And quit worrying so damn much. We survived and so will our kids and their kids and so on and so on...

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