5 ways to let a little more risk into your child’s day (and why that’s a good thing)
"We give them space to explore and to fall down, to fail, to pick themselves up and try again until they have mastered what they seek to master at every stage.
So what’s at the heart of the desire to engage in risky behavior? According to Peter Gray, professor and author of Free to Learn, risky behavior in playfunctions to help children learn to regulate emotions such as fear and anger. Moreover, this kind of play is likened to practice for real-life dangerous situations. Risky play teaches emotional resilience, and not to mention, it’s fun.