cjrian Wrote:
Jan 23, 2013 4:05 AM
Trying to protect everyone, or even every child from every contingency guarantees that no one will ever learn risk assessment and management. People learn (usually quickly) from bad events and learn to control potential negative outcomes. For example, I've taught my children not to initiate a fight, that no one is the "winner" and it's merely who loses the most. I've also taught them how to escape most confrontations. But sometimes, they've learned, yards scraps cannot always be avoided, so I've taught them how to end a fight with minimal damage to themselves. Trying to prevent the unpreventable is a fools game. Learning, from experience, to evaluate and adapt is an invaluable life skill