Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Risk, Adventure, and Your Child

Risk, Adventure, and Your Child: "Growing up in a risk-free environment may lead to behavioral or mental health problems. Veteran youth counselor Michael Ungar says, “A whole swath of our youth is feeling lost amid the sanitized, prescribed, regimented order of their too safe upbringings. These children tell me they have everything but what they need: opportunities to experience some measure of risk and responsibility, responsibility both for themselves and others.”" ... (Click on title link above to read entire expert article on enabling level of measured risk develops confidence and responsibility in children.) ...

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