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Are you an Overprotective Parent?

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Overprotective Parent?

Activities That You Should Consider Letting Your Kids Do

by Annabelle Smyth

In this day and age, many parents choose to shelter their children in order to keep them safe. This may even lead to kids being kept indoors for the majority of the time, spending their days on the computer, in front of the television set or playing video games simply because their parents wont let them partake in other fun activities. While these activities may be considered dangerous to some, it’s important to let your children live a little by enjoying things that they may have otherwise never had the opportunity to experience. Consider letting your kids do these fun-filled activities whether for just one time or as a regular hobby.

Dirt Bikes and Extreme Sports

It’s important for kids to get out of the house and enjoy the great outdoors to stay fit and active. Perhaps riding a bike or roller skating does not provide them with as much excitement as they would like. Consider letting your kids ride dirt bikes so they can get a feel for the sport, experience thrills and chills and live life a little on the edge. Dirt bike riding can be done at select dirt bike tracks that are found throughout the country. These dirt tracks may include ramps and jumps for both beginners and more advanced riders. To ensure that your kids are safe while partaking in this extreme sporting activity, be sure to invest in top of the line dirt bike gear such as apparel and helmets that will protect them while riding. Other extreme sports that you may consider letting your children try out include riding ATVs, skateboarding, wake boarding and water skiing. By taking the proper precautions, these activities are perfectly safe for kids to enjoy.

Climbing Trees

Adventurous children may long to climb up high above in the trees so that they can use their imaginations and see way down below them. Consider letting your kids do this activity while being supervised. A fall out of a tree can have some consequences and major injuries, but if being watched at all times, there is little to worry about. Find trees that have sturdy branches and encourage your children to test out their climbing skills.

Playing in the Creek

While you may worry about your children slipping, falling or drowning in bodies of water, playing in the creek is not a very dangerous activity. Let them create childhood memories by creating a dam with rocks, searching for tadpoles and little creatures in the water and digging in the nearby dirt to see what they can find around the creek or river.

There are many other activities that you may consider letting your children do that you may not have given a second thought to before. It is important to give your children the independence that they deserve while not being too over protective.

Annabelle is currently a loving and caring mother of two children. She lives outside of Milwaukee, WI and loves cheering for the Bucks and Badgers. She is a blog enthusiast and loves writing, if she is not writing she is cleaning up after her two lovely angels. Email:


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