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Okay, it’s time to stop with all the coddling, and hovering, and helicoptering. Give your kids some space! Let them be kids.
We are stealing their childhood.
Sure there need to be rules. Don’t talk to strangers, look both ways before you cross the street, don’t hit your sister, don’t hit your brother… I don’t care if he hit you first, don’t throw balls in the house, and don’t play with balls on the playground… what?
That’s right, a school in Toronto has banned kids playing with balls… outside! I don’t know about you, but when my kids throw the ball in the house, I tell them to go outside. Now they can’t play with balls outside? What is this world coming to?
Remember when kids roamed the streets, knocked on each other’s doors to come out and play, and stayed out till the street lights came on? Play dates with chaperones have taken over, and it makes me sad.