Monday thought of the week: mutilating the experience of childhood

A thought:

Modern parents need to stop thinking that anything and everything will kill their children. There’s a lot more at stake than broken limbs when we cut down trees. We risk mutilating the experience of childhood and stunting kids’ development – both physical and psychological – when we remove all risk from their lives, and that’s far more cruel in the long run than having to wear a cast for a few weeks.

– Katherine Martinko, “Trees don’t need warning labels. Adults need to relax,” Treehugger.com (July 29, 2014)

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