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In an age of overwhelming concern over child safety, Gever Tulley is breaking all the rules.
Nowadays, parents believe their child is so vulnerable — to injury, to teasing, to disease and disappointment — that they hover like a helicopter over their children, ready to swoop in if anything remotely “bad” happens.
Tulley, founder of San Francisco’s Tinkering School
, finds this approach to interacting with our children to be disempowering, to say the least.
And in his recent TED Talk, he spells out 5 dangerous things you should actually encourage
your kids to do.
Because, as we’re about to find out -- a little danger is good for both kids and grownups.