Freeschool

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Dangerous things you should let your kids do

Posted by freeschool on December 24, 2007

“Gever Tulley, founder of the Tinkering School, talks about our new wave of overprotected kids — and spells out 5 (and really, he’s got 6) dangerous things you should let your kids do. Allowing kids the freedom to explore, he says, will make them stronger and smarter and actually safer.” See the video here.  Via Parent Hacks.

Here are the six things:

  1. Play with fire.
  2. Own a pocket knife.
  3. Throw a spear.
  4. Deconstruct appliances.
  5. Break the DMCA.
  6. Drive a car.

Watch the video to see why you should let your kids do these dangerous things.
See also The Dangerous Book for Boys and the Daring Book for Girls.

 

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One Response to “Dangerous things you should let your kids do”

  1. My boys LOVED Conn and Hal Iggulden’s DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS. They’ve read it over and over again, even though the parts that are more British (rules for cricket) are a tad confusing to North American lads. I hear less than stellar things about the “girl’s” version, lots of criticism for it being slight and superficial…

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