A very important post on children. When we take away the freedom, the risks, outdoor play, and we put children in front of a screen, we are doing a great injustice. And worse. Frank talks about his childhood and playing outdoors – the way kids should grow up. No parents, and figuring things out on your own. Life skills 101.
OMG! – Those kids don’t have bike helmets on! Call the cops on their parents! (that’s Toritto and his brother Alfred – now 76 and 72 respectively)
Times have changed. Once upon a time kids actually played with other kids outside without parental supervision. Maybe they do somewhere but even here in semi-rural Florida one rarely sees two or three kids outside anymore without a helicoptering parent.
OK, you’re thinking, here it comes. Some old fogey waxing poetically about the joys of the way things used to be back in the day. So let me begin by saying upfront that I do not wear rose colored glasses. This is more about how things were 65 years ago for an urban kid; whether better in some respects or worse I leave up to you.
When I was in Junior High (today its Middle School) I was not required to…
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