Edit Your Life Episode 32: Letting Kids Experience Risk
Protecting kids is the most basic of parenting jobs, but how much is too much? When we shield kids from anything remotely risky, we erase a valuable learning opportunity. In Episode 32 of Edit Your Life, Asha and I discuss the importance of exposing kids to reasonable risk and danger, how “reasonable” differs from parent-to-parent (even in the same family), and how knowing-- and trusting -- ourselves is crucial as we navigate risky territory with our kids.
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Resources mentioned in this episode
- Minimalist Parenting
- Why I think kids should do chores that aren’t 100% safe (Asha’s post on kids & danger)
- Edit Your Life Ep. 26: How to Get Kids to Do Chores
- Zyliss plastic knife
- Two-year-old Violet rocking the paring knife
- The Overprotected Kid (via the Atlantic)
- Free Range Parenting by Lenore Skenazy
- Kermit Flail
- Last day to claim your free gift with Parent Hack book order
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