The Overprotected Kid, Hanna Rosin, The Atlantic

See also Hanna Rosin’s piece on parental fear in the Atlantic, which delves into the origins of playground litigation in the US (though I still blame Kramer vs. Kramer). Glad to see misgivings about the rampant overuse of safety surfacing confirmed by David Ball, risk management professsor: “The advent of all these special surfaces for playgrounds has contributed very little, if anything at all, to the safety of children.”

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