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Bettynh BS: Free range kids? (41) RE: BS: Free range kids? 06 Aug 14

"The whole point of childhood is to do dangerous things and lie about them"

LOL! I'd say the point to parenting is guiding the kids through danger.

A story:

The Muiseum of Science haad a dinosaur exhibit with moving life-size models At the entrance there was a stripped version of a model to show the workings. They were displayed in a room with spooky lighting, fake fog, and animal noises. As we started into the spooky room, Harlan stopped and said, "I know they're machines but I sorta think they're going to eat me." His brother had no such fears and wanted to get up close. I ended up staying outside with Harlan while Brave Brother Virgil sallyed forth into the jungle alone. They were 4 or 5 years old. There are things to be said about this incident, mostly about being a twin and having twin children. In retrospect, I'm happiest to think that Harlan could voice his fears and that I was able to hear him.

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