I agree with everything you’re saying. I encouraged my children to do lots of different things which were relatively scary. One thing though: the picture at the top of your article frightened me to death. I couldn’t have let my children do that! I remember being in Singapore and visiting some people who lived on the 42nd floor. I could barely speak the whole time we were there, whereas my children looked out of the open windows — eeeekkkkkk. Then there was the drop of the central atrium from 42nd floor to the 17th where they had the swimming pool — another aaaaaaarrrrrrggggggh.
Perhaps you could write another article about training the parents not to be scared!!!