Wednesday, October 19, 2011

climbing high

Yes, I am the parent that lets my kids climb on top of the monkey bars, climb up the slides, climb high in trees and run around with sticks at the park. I just think there too many rules for play that take all the fun out of it. We are exchanging fun for safety and I won't do it. Of course I will make my kids wear helmets when riding bikes and hold hands when crossing the street, but I refuse to take the creative and slightly dangerous play out of their days as I think it is the best part of being a kid. I spent many days high in trees and running around barefoot and I thank my Mom for understanding how important that was. 

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