What if playgrounds were dangerous? | John Denis Jarolímek | TEDxYouth@ISPrague

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Being a parent in the world today is more difficult than ever. Helicopter parenting and overprotection are becoming the new normal in most of western society, whether we agree with it or not. And as a result, modern kids are becoming increasingly more dependent, and unprepared for adult life. John Denis argues that the perceived risks a kid faces during childhood are often negligible when weighed against the possible gains they would obtain from them, empowering them to a better future. He speaks about his own experience with parents who believe in this and shares a few early stories that have changed his understanding of the world as a child. As a “thriving survivor” of this method of parenting, he is hoping to inspire parents to break away from the increasingly restrictive norms and give their kids a unique advantage to moving forward in life. Being a parent in the world today is more difficult than ever. Helicopter parenting and overprotection are becoming the new normal in most of western society, whether we agree with it or not. And as a result, modern kids are becoming increasingly more dependent, and unprepared for adult life. John Denis argues that the perceived risks a kid faces during childhood are often negligible when weighed against the possible gains they would obtain from them, empowering them to a better future. He speaks about his own experience with parents who believe in this and shares a few early stories that have changed his understanding of the world as a child. As a “thriving survivor” of this method of parenting, he is hoping to inspire parents to break away from the increasingly restrictive norms and give their kids a unique advantage to moving forward in life. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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