Are we overprotecting our kids?

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“My son’s primary school has a ‘no running on the asphalt’ policy, because children were getting hurt with grazed knees. Surely cuts and scrapes are a natural part of childhood?” Bron, mother of a seven year old, public school.
“Our school declared the play equipment off limits at its annual back-to-school social night attended by hundreds of kids all wanting a place to play, because someone might get hurt.” Natalie, mother to two sons, 11 and 12, public school.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationChild Magazine
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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