This one comes from Cybrus over at Lost and Found:
Listen up people – raising safe kids isn’t done by waiting until they’ve hit puberty to let them touch anything fun. It’s done by TEACHING them how to think and how to play and then by letting them try and, sometimes, fail. Hell, minor injuries as a child end up being good lessons – if they’re not getting the occasional bruise or risking a broken bone, they’re not really playing! And I’m not talking about sore thumbs from 12 hour XBox sessions. Get your kids outside and playing. What they play is not as important as the fact that they ARE playing.At the end of the day, bubble-wrapping kids isn’t about making THEM safer – it’s about making YOUR life easier by not having to do your job as a parent.