Protecting our kids is the most basic of parenting jobs, but how much is too much? When we shield kids from anything that’s remotely risky, we erase a valuable learning opportunity.
In Episode 32 of the Edit Your Life podcast, Christine and Asha discuss the importance of exposing kids to reasonable risk and danger, how “reasonable” differs from parent-to-parent (even in the same family), and how knowing– and trusting — ourselves is crucial as we navigate risky territory with our kids.
Resources mentioned in this episode
- Minimalist Parenting
- Why I think kids should do chores that aren’t 100% safe (Asha’s post on kids & danger)
- Edit Your Life Ep. 26: How to Get Kids to Do Chores
- Zyliss plastic knife
- Two-year-old Violet rocking the paring knife
- The Overprotected Kid (via the Atlantic)
- Free Range Parenting by Lenore Skenazy
- Kermit Flail
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