5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do!

Presenting is a terrific, "unschoolish," short speech given by Gever Tully, a co-founder of The Tinkering School, at a TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference. It was based on his ongoing book-in-progress “Fifty Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do.” Mr. Tully encourages us to let our chilren play with fire, throw a spear, own a pocket knife, get behind the wheel of a car...

His point is children feel empowered when they have a chance to explore these frequently forbidden experiences. Like us adult, children too acquire knowledge they could never comprehend merely by viewing a demonstration or listening to a speech from a mindful parent.

His speech actually reminds me of the use of antibacterial soaps and gels, etc., could actually be HURTING us because our bodies do not learn how to handle those normal everyday viruses and bugs that we normally come into contact with daily.

It is so easy and destructive to pass the attitude of fear on to our kids. We really can't live in fear as parents...we’ll teach children to do the same.

The first five were great stuff. I CAN’T wait to get the full list of 50 things!

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