50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do)
By Gever Tulley and Julie Speigler
A little danger can bring a lot of learningãand inspiration. Gever Tulley's 50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do) shows us that the risks of doing some activities are minimal when guided by a caring and watchful adult, while missing out on the activity might do even greater harm to budding personalities. From licking a battery, mastering a somersault, and driving a nail (or a car), all the way to melting glass and sleeping in the wild, each exercise has a reward. By encouraging actions that can give your youngster a sense of accomplishment, a moment of inspiration, or just a great little thrill, this guidebook believes that too much coddling can stunt a young personês sense of self and self-exploration. Paperback, 144 pages.