The Over Protected Kid Hanna Rosin Analysis

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Imaginations are often the best qualities children possess. The definition of imagination is the action or process of forming such images or concepts. ( In Hanna Rosin’s article, “The Over-protected Kid,” she focuses and synthesizes parenting and how playgrounds have transformed ultimately causing the children to lack imagination and certain skills. A resolution to this issue is a play area in referenced as “The Land” created by Lady Allen. It resembles a dirty scrap yard full of plastic and abandoned things, but to the children, it is paradise for their young imaginations to roam freely. They were initially created to be a free and relaxed atmosphere with minimal to no adult supervision so the children to reach their highest…show more content…
Rosin cites, Children’s Risky Play from an Evolutionary Perspective: The Anti-Phobic Effects of Thrilling Experiences, by early-childhood education professor, Ellen Sandsetter. “Children, she concluded, have a sensory need to taste danger and excitement; this doesn’t mean that what they do has to actually be dangerous, only that they feel they are taking a great risk. That scares them, but then they overcome the fear” Children come into the world with the instinct to take because learning to weigh out options is related to wellbeing and even survival. Today, growing up is a process of managing fears and learning to make decisions. Children are exposing themselves to life lessons, where they make themselves to do what they are afraid of in order to overcome their fear by participating this “risky play.” but if they children never get trial and error chances, they will never assess their fears. Sandsetter writes, ‘our fear of children being harmed,’ mostly in minor ways, ‘may result in more fearful children and increased levels of

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