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43. Streetsmart

We live in a mad, bad world. No wonder so many parents want to keep their children indoors 24/7. But unless you show them how to survive on the street, you’ll end up with a thirty-seven-year old who can’t cross the road … and that’s really scary.

Watch the news and you’d think children were being kidnapped on every corner. While it isn’t quite as bad as that, children do need skills to survive without you. You know that as children grow up, they need more freedom.

Children flourish and confidence soars when they’re allowed to explore worlds outside their front door. But at the same time they need to cross busy roads, avoid accidents, cope when they get lost and avoid mistreatment. The secret of raising streetsmart children ...

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