Five Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do

Earlier this year I blogged about Gever Tulley’s TED talk on Five Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do. He really touches on six things though: play with fire, have a pocket knife, throw a spear, take apart appliances, break the DMCA, and drive a car.

We’ve not yet let either of our kids do any of these. Breaking the DMCA is the only one I disagree with and we (or at least I) intend to have the kids do most of these eventually.

I also made my own list of semi-dangerous things we have already done with our kids. Ann’s really not too happy that I let the kids eat berries from the woods.

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One Response to “Five Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do”

  1. Dorothy Beckmann

    12:22 am
    October 26th, 2008

    Homeschooling a single child has its benefits because you can zero in on your child’s interests. For instance, if you have a child who loves art you can incorporate art into most of your other subjects. Your child can study art history, read a biography of a famous artist, make a map of the world which shows where art movements originated, study early art materials and more. Whatever your child’s hobby or interest, work it into your homeschooling curriculum and you will have a happy child who is eager to learn.


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