"Warning: cape will not enable child to fly" & other thoughts on high risk childhood activities

“Warning: cape will not enable child to fly” & other thoughts on high risk childhood activities

I’m not exactly sure what happened to common sense. Was it somehow lost in the haze of ’60s &’70s drug culture? Or did ’80s litigators convince us that there was money to be had in law suits? It seems that somewhere along the way, parents have begun to think that their children are entitled to perfect childhoods, perfectly safe that is. And that something has gone dreadfully wrong when childhood isn’t perfect. And if that happens, there must be someone to blame.

And yet, behind every one of these warnings, every one of these law suits, is a family, a child with hurting (perhaps grieving) parents. What do we do with the hurt inside when childhood turns out to not be as safe as we had always hoped it would be?

[Thanks to @jennifercgrant (www.jennifercgrant.com) for the Post link.]

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