I began playing on my own outside my house when I was five years old. I could walk to kindergarten on my own. I rode my bike on residential streets. I played in the woods. My parents didn’t ‘helicopter’ and let me explore the world.
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That such a law needs to be passed and that people live in such fear and have such little understand about how kids effectively develop into functional adults is one more sad statement on the US social structure. ‘We’ live in fear of everything and everyone.