Keeping children safe (but still independent)
We'd all love to wrap our children up in cotton wool and make sure no harm ever comes to them. But that simply isn't possible and we wouldn't be doing them any favours if we did. This month's newsletter is all about keeping children safe while still fostering their independence. That's not always an easy balance. It involves allowing our children freedom to roam and teaching them the skills they need to look after themselves safely. There will always be difficult decisions (see How much freedom at what age?) and we may have to face uncomfortable thoughts about abuse and exploitation.