Hello to all the Alarmist Helicopter parents out there. How are you? Oh, you’re stressed out? What happened? Let me guess–your kid got some mud under her fingernails…or she played on a playground without something soft for her to land on should she take a tumble.
I feel like Sue Sylvester would have a lot to say about this.
KIDS ARE KIDS! Not porcelain. Unless you’re “Kurt” from Glee, and let’s be honest–he’s pretty amazingly tough. Kids are tough, and they’re bouncy and bendable and they do not need to be coddled 100% of the time.
I came across this article today containing photos of kids doing what kids should be doing. Games that are considered–by today’s standards–dangerous and terrifying! All photos are property of Getty Images as published on the Daily Mail’s website.
Remember, parents. Kids are bendy. They’re not going to break. And if they do, God forbid they get to wear a super cool cast on their right forearm for a few months and have all their little friends sign it and be the envy of the entire school.