Parents Wrap Children in Cotton Wool
Interesting and irritating to read the Director of Play England criticising parents for being over protective of children perhaps he should read the news more closely, it is schools who have banned conkers as they have stopped many of the playground games we remember. Is it schools carrying the health and safety policy to far or is local education authorities who put out these edicts. In the last few weeks of term we heard about sports days not allowing the egg and spoon race or the sack rack as they were to dangerous. I agree many children are not allowed the freedom of the past could this be because we have housed them in high rise flats or new houses with tiny garden if any, is it because drug addicts and teenage gangs many with knives are allowed to roam the streets and play areas and if only there were trees left in many places for children to climb. It is always so easy to blame parents and to carry out a survey which can produce the desired answers, of course in the survey only 19% of parents thought they were to blame, I am surprised it was even that many.