When I first read this article, I had an image of The Sound Of Music come to mind. You know the one of the Von Trapp children hanging off the trees as their father drives by?
Updated: We have the photo. Thanks Karen!!
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My kids don't climb trees, but they do plenty of other outdoor activities where they need to use their imagination. Pretend games against baddies and fairies. Kick balls around and play totem tennis. They ride their bikes and scooters every chance they get. The run around - just for fun.
Being a cotton-wool kid, I think my kids are alot more free and liberated to explore and ride and play outdoors than I ever was.
What do you think? Are kids more "cotton-wool" these days or have times simply just changed?