Information on a new play by spoken word artists Polar Bear (Steven Camden) about risk taking for children aged 11+
A mother talks about her daughter's love of climbing, running, swinging on gates.....and the sometimes negative responses from the public. "We should want for all our children the kind of sure-footedness that only repeated explorations of varied terrains can provide. Interfering with risk-taking mammalian play imperils our young by undermining their confidence. It also disrupts their development. I have to keep myself from shouting, “Leave them alone! Let them play!”"
Article about generation 'snowflake' and how young people are dealing with strong differing opinions....
Artist Lenka Clayton did a residency in motherhood. As part of her residency she made a series of videos documenting the distance she felt she could be from her son.
Recent report shows that Scotland's young people are among the least active in the world, despite new measures and initiatives.
Translation: “Cottonball” kids might get anxiety disorders
Over protective parents can be a contributing cause of anxiety in children, says Ellen Beate Sandseter. Sandseter is a college lecturer in physical education and doctoral candidate in psychology at Queen Maud Institute in Trondheim, Norway. She is delivering doctoral about how children experience risky play.
Exploration of the cultural difference that allows young children in japan more independence and freedom than their European or American counterparts.
That’s what childhood should be about: getting outdoors and going on adventures, using your imagination to customise the world you see and feeding that appetite for fresh air and fun.