Why kids need risk, fear and excitement in play

15 Aug 2017

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Posted By: SG   |   Source: The Conversation   |   URL: http://bit.ly/2vA5nux

 

As a society we’ve become risk-averse, yet as parents and carers are we limiting, even damaging our children if we don’t allow them to experience risky and exciting play?

“Research shows such play is associated with increased physical activity, social skills, risk management skills, resilience and self-confidence.” Mariana Brussoni, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia, suggests that keeping our children too safe can lead to sedentary behaviour, anxiety and phobias.

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Institution: Author: Mariana Bussoni, Associate Professor of Pediatrics