50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do)
What's growing up without a little danger? In today's world, where children are (), strapped in, and kept away from any possible threat, Gever Tulley offers a radical concept for parents:
Teach your children about safety by helping them learn to navigate risk.
In 50 Dangerous Things, you will find plenty of exciting ways fo...more
- I've watched the TED talk and read the website and several reviews.
My focus has changed from keeping him safe to teaching him how to be safe/ finding ways to be safe while doing dangerous things.
I'm very industrious about reading books on babies and childhood development, but I hadn't realised how...more
Gever lays out a very simple list of things that we should do with our kids. None of it's really dangerous and it's all a lot o...more
"If you never let them climb a tree, they will eventually do it anyway, possibly...more
I look forward to doing this stuff...more
I'm not going to have my kids try all of them, but I'm happy to say they've done more than half, and will try more. They're kids and get to be kids -- they climb trees, lick batteries, explore caves and play with fire (while supervised). Someday soon I may encourage them to superglue their fingers together, climb on the roof, or put an eg...more
Three cheers for Gever Tully!
It has some interesting background on the dangerous things - trivia, that make them a little more fun. :-) I like the hazard labels, too.