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Episode 2 - Risky Play

Episode 2 - Risky Play

Michelle Strawford (mom of 3) and Cindy McMorris (mom of extreme snowboarders Mark & Craig) talk with Tenille about risky play.
Michelle and Cindy share their thoughts about:

learning to let go
how the freedom to play and take risks has influenced their boys
the trend toward bubble wrapping our kids
the 2015 Report Card on Children and Youth, which tells us that the biggest risk to kids’ development is keeping them indoors

Our guests comment on the latest news about risky or unsupervised play, including:

Geek Dad’s post about parents running afoul of the law for letting their kids play alone
Peter Gray’s post about why kids love and need risky play
Roy Meredith’s tips for raising confident kids

Cindy and Michelle also talk about how they overcome their own fear to let their kids engage in risky play and what their kids – and families – gained from it.
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