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Has Society Gone Soft?

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Back in the 1970s and ’80s, we used to go out, fall of bikes, get grazed, bandaged up, and go back out. We’d play in the mud and climb on old railway wagons.

Today, kids are mollycoddled with rubber ‘tarmac’ under climbing frames, helicopter parenting styles, and protected from partaking in ‘risky play’ which would actually benefit their development.




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Susie Kearley

Susie Kearley

Freelance writer, author, animal lover. Qualified in nutrition, psychology, marketing, MBA. I cover writing, animals, history, travel, health, wellbeing & more.

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