Monday, June 25, 2007

The Dilemma of Play

Almost everyday you can find news on young children being kidnapped, or die in accidents because the caregiver "looked away for a second." But then there are regular articles like this one, saying children's social development and creativity suffers when they don't have enough unsupervised outdoor free play.

So what's a parent to do? Let them roam free in the neighborhood and risk being abducted and/or get into a serious accident? Or keep an eye on them everywhere and stunt their growth?

1 comment:

Ted said...

The unusual captures our attention. The common goes unnoticed. You want to take precautions, of course, but not to the point that it inhibits growth.