Children need to be allowed to go out into the world, to explore, to build forts and to scrape their knees. Studies show that the child’s brain needs these experiences in order to develop normally. Regular outdoor play, without parental supervision allows the child to learn:
1. decision making skills,
2. self confidence,
4. self expression and creativity
5. Relationship skills
When we hover over our children we are attempting to alleviate our own fears. Doing so comes at a great cost to our child.