When I was a kid I was aloud to "roam" the neighborhood. It wasn't uncommon on the weekends that I would leave home early in the am and not be back until the street lights came on. I spent most of my childhood playing outside.
This wasn't just me either, most of my friends did this too.
Now, it's different. Kids never play outside anymore. My own kids cry and act like they are dying if I tell them to play in the backyard for more than 5 minutes so I feel sorry for them and let them back inside immediately. I mean, maybe there's something I don't understand. If they are acting like that it must be pretty bad for them or doing unseen harm. So in they come and in they stay, even if I don't get it.
We have a very nice backyard with swings and play equipment. We live in Fl, no snow! and it's beautiful this time a year. (or so I think) But as far as the kids? Too hot or too cold. The sun is too bright or the grass is too green.
I use to play in below 0 weather in the snow for hours! In the summer it was the same! (only no snow, temps in the 80s, lol) My parent use to tell me come home when the street lights came on and I always waited to the last second.
I know the world is different now, you can't let your kids roam or be out of your site. But when did kids become "allergic" to be outside?
It's not just kids either. I hear parents telling their kids all the time, you can't play outside cause it's too cold or hot or cloudy. The weather is never right to be able to go outside.
So, I'm stuck inside with the kids who are destroying my house (bored?) Will they go outside with me? Nope. The weather isn't perfect yet, it might kill them?
Am I miss something? Can someone set me straight?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:12 AM on Apr. 24, 2011 in Parenting Debate
Answer by skittles1108 at 10:15 AM on Apr. 24, 2011
Answer by Mrs_Harsh at 10:16 AM on Apr. 24, 2011
Answer by brypmom at 10:17 AM on Apr. 24, 2011
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Answer by JordanRochelle at 10:18 AM on Apr. 24, 2011
Answer by pinkdragon36 at 10:18 AM on Apr. 24, 2011
Answer by samurai_chica at 10:19 AM on Apr. 24, 2011
The world was just as dangerous back then just information is more readily available it seems more dangerous.
Answer by pinkdragon36 at 10:20 AM on Apr. 24, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 10:22 AM on Apr. 24, 2011
Answer by DusterMommy at 10:24 AM on Apr. 24, 2011