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[share] "Trapping Children Indoors"

Originally posted by ysabetwordsmith at Trapping Children Indoors

Here's an illustration of how children's freedom has been curtailed over the generations.

If it's not "safe" for children to roam free, then either we have failed at creating a decent society, or we have failed to prepare young people for life; or some combination of those two.  If they are not taught how to navigate the world, assess and deal with its risks, then they will arrive at adulthood without those crucial survival skills.  And they will have access to far more dangerous things than a sidewalk to bike down or a tree to climb.  They'll be driving cars and managing their sexuality, and gods help us all if they don't know how to handle dangers safely before then.


This is so sad. It was already obvious when I was a child in the 70s and is now ridiculous, IMHO.



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pickleboot
Aug. 3rd, 2012 11:02 pm (UTC)
this is why my kids are at the lake, swimming on their own and i am sitting in the comfort of our air conditioned home, working on some editing. my kids are responsible, are allowed to do what they want, and aren't special snow flakes that can do no wrong. they get grounded. they work fr allowance, it is just not handed to them. and they are turning into neat people. one thing we always keep in mind is we are raising future adults, not children, and they need to function in the real world. that and we home school, which i think makes it a bit easier to make sure they are more responsible in some ways as they have to do the work or no fun time. i am not an easy teacher.;p
elyssa
Aug. 3rd, 2012 11:23 pm (UTC)
This is an awesome comment :)
natf
Aug. 4th, 2012 01:16 am (UTC)
pickleboot is awesome! ;-p

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