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I don't know if you've mentioned it before, Peter, but a book I loved that deals with this theme is The Continuum Concept, by Jean Liedloff, about a tribe in South America. The images I have of kids walking by dangerous pits and playing near dangerous rivers, without ever getting hurt, helps me to be less protective.
We know a few neighbors with kids near enough to my son's age. He's 7, and I let him ride around the block. He knows he's supposed to be back within 5 minutes. Then he yells, "I'm going around again!"
If allowed to help, toddlers become great work partners later in childhood.
As I took my morning bike ride, I imagined how I would change if I were Black.
Monitoring, structuring, and protecting reduce children’s activity and health.
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