Let’s re-imagine the situation a bit. Let’s imagine that you’re walking with your child and there, on the sidewalk, is Justin Bieber. Now what?
Now, more than ever, it is important that this generation of children are risk takers. Innovative thinking, unique problem solving and creativity are skills that are needed in today's world. While are schools are working toward implementing these skills into curriculum with Problem Based Learning, encouraging children to use these skills and take risks needs to happen in all aspects of their lives.
Everyone knows the phrase “Stranger Danger,” and many parents teach their children this in hopes of keeping them safe from child predators. But—they shouldn’t, it is a mistake. Here's why: