Do People Coddle Their Kids Into Phobias and Anxiety Ridden Adults.
The Wall Street Journal recently published an article studying the connection between designing new play ground equipment that looks dangerous but is not. According to the article litigation over safe playground equipment has led to children never taking healthy risks. Recent studies have revealed:
• A study in Norway found that children who never climb trees are more likely to develop a fear of heights.
• A study in the journal Pediatrics found that strict safety standards in day-care centers discouraged kids from playing.
• Disadvantaged youths given more free play time had fewer work suspensions and arrests in their 20s than kids allowed little free play.
An interesting thought, has our society become to safe?