The science now confirms it. Kids should Climb Trees.
This is something that I thought was universally understood, but as a father, I’ve seen those around me terrified by the thought of letting their kids climb. When I started to meet other parents in playgrounds, fields, nature reserves, I was always surprised how protective they were.
Of course, I’m also worried that my kids might fall and hurt themselves. That’s always in the back of my mind, but protecting them too much is hurting them as well. At least this study proves that there’s even more value to letting them climb.
Get out there, find some trees, they’re pretty much everywhere!