It can be OK to speak to strangers. Seriously.
May 17, 2010
Mission:Explore gets its first inches in a newspaper this Friday. The Ealing Gazette is publishing an article (available online now) entitled “Protective parents holding kids back, says author”. Part of the article reads:
“Perhaps controversially, the book suggests that it can be OK for children to get hurt and even talk to strangers when out by themselves.
Mr Raven-Ellison added: “Yes children might get hurt, but sometimes they need to, to learn from the experience. And we’re not saying go up and talk to strangers or accept sweets, but we shouldn’t tell children not to ask for help if they’re in trouble, just to be aware of who they should ask and to do it in a public area. My bigger fear is someone not helping my son if he got hurt.”
Read the full article here.