The risk of not letting our children take risks

Lenore Skenazy, author of Free Range Kids, has been fighting against laws in the US that seek to punish parents who do things like let their children play in a nearby park without supervision, whose children make undue noise in the streets or who use sharp woodworking implements in kindergarten.

Does that make you chuckle a little and feel grateful you live in Australia?

Sorry to disappoint you but this terror of over-protecting children is happening in more and more pockets across our nation.

Read Maggie’s full article at Essential Kids.