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Lenore Skenazy is president of Let Grow, a contributing writer at Reason.com and author of Has the World Gone Skenazy?
In a crazy year, some stories were crazier than others when it came to kids, parents, worrywarts, and scolds.
Play is not the opposite of learning. It is learning all the stuff you NEED to SUCCEED.
The age at which we trust our kids to do something basic (and fun) on their own has almost doubled in a generation or two.
Insurance companies are requesting playgrounds become riskier because "safety" culture is stunting children's risk assessment abilities.
Sledding fear mongers want you to know YOUR KIDS ARE IN HORRIBLE DANGER IF YOU LET THEM DO THE FUN THING YOU USED TO DO!
Rules created to protect kids from imaginary or inflated dangers give bureaucrats a bayonet ... and instructions on how to aim for the heart.
Reading logs turned a fun, self-directed activity into a top-down chore that frustrates children. It might be time to fall off the log.
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