Children’s playground in Dallas, 1900.
laurelmarycecilia
I had some 'close calls' when doing such things - sure ! but, I was thereby taught to be careful of every situation I get into ..... I learned that I had to be responsible for my safety (not a 'helicopter' parent, a teacher or the government) Makes for a society of strong adults
cmoulthrop
No bicycle helmets, seatbelts, holes in the underside of our family vehicle, all 6 of we children survived unscathed.
lancs1
You don't need to go back that far: In the early 1960s was allowed to roam freely and unsupervised on farm machinery, to disappear for the whole day, to play in quicksand on a tidal estuary, all from a very young age. I walked to school alone from the age of 5. Children learn pretty quickly what constitues a real threat if they're allowed to build up their understanding through experience. That …More
You don't need to go back that far: In the early 1960s was allowed to roam freely and unsupervised on farm machinery, to disappear for the whole day, to play in quicksand on a tidal estuary, all from a very young age. I walked to school alone from the age of 5. Children learn pretty quickly what constitues a real threat if they're allowed to build up their understanding through experience. That was before the days of 24/7 fear porn on television and "parenting manuals".
Ave Crux
Obviously no "helicopter" parents hovering around in those days.... 😂 Hope there's a net somewhere below that's out of sight. 😲
Agatha James
Remember when kids could be "free range" after school?
John A Cassani
I’ll bet kids back then overcame their fears.
Rand Miller
A lot safer than taking the vaccine.
jac05
That is not safe, there ware shurely lots of accidents. I had many when fall of a tree, a wall, a swing. Thanks to my Guard Angel I'm alive 😊