In this episode of the Peaceful Parenting Podcast, we discuss the recent findings by the Canadian Pediatric Society about the health benefits of risky play. We cover not only why risky play is beneficial but also how to manage our own anxiety as parents. 

We talk about:

  • 2:00 Seven categories of risky play
  • 4:00 Risky play vs. actual dangerous play
  • 5:10 Benefits of risky play
  • 5:56 Play is the work of children
  • 7:20 Risk assessment
  • 11:40 Why is letting our kids do risky play hard?
  • 12:26 Managing our own anxiety around our kids getting hurt
  • 13:38 17 second rule
  • 14:50 What do say instead of safety chatter

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