When given age-appropriate challenges, children tend to take them very seriously; in fact, the more obvious the risk is, the more cautiously a child will proceed.
We're taking sports too far and starting kids too early.
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Comments on: "Darell Hammond Quotes: We're taking sports too far and starting kids too early."
We all have a natural instinct to protect children from harm. It’s never fun to see a child hurt, even if it’s just a scraped knee. But on the other hand, children need to take on physical challenges to learn and grow, and scraped knees and other bumps and bruises teach them valuable lessons about their own limits.
Toddlers need to get off the soccer field and onto the playground. Children need to get out of the gym and into neighborhood stickball games. We need to give kids room to create their own rules, set their own terms, and move their bodies in their own ways.
Darell Hammond was born in Jerome, Idaho. He is an American philanthropist and chief executive officer of the non-profit organization KaBOOM! that helps communities build playgrounds for children. He was listed in the Forbes 2011 list of the top 30 social entrepreneurs and was named as a "Health hero" by WebMD. He has received multiple honors and awards for his work, including the President's Volunteer Service Award.
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