Thursday, 30 August 2007

In The Times

From The Times
August 21, 2007

Don’t take away risk – it’s much too risky
Patrick West: Thunderer
"Overprotective parenting, the banning of school trips and chemistry experiments, the outlawing of conker fights in the playground . . . our fear of letting our children take any sort of risk can be seen again and again. But the idea that it is possible to banish risk is not only itself infantile, it also puts children in even greater physical danger. In short, risk avoidance can be a risky business..."

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