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posted by n1 on Friday June 13 2014, @09:48AM   Printer-friendly
from the we-could-start-a-riot dept.

In contrast to the modern trend of helicopter parenting and safety-first playgrounds, one school in New Zealand has decided to completely do away with rules during recess playtime to great effect. They aren't alone in this reversal, some of which can be justified by a study showing that children who injured themselves by falling from heights grow up to be less fearful of heights than those who weren't hurt.

 
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  • (Score: 2) by mrcoolbp on Friday June 13 2014, @05:51PM

    by mrcoolbp (68) <mrcoolbp@soylentnews.org> on Friday June 13 2014, @05:51PM (#55068) Homepage

    Eye wint tu eh skuul ezaktli lyke teh Summer Hill Skuul, end eye terned owt fyne!!

     

    In all seriousnes I did attend a school that was very similar to Summer Hill. It's amazing how well it does work, there are of course caveats, but I know many people that attended that are now quite successful. Children gain responsibility when we give it to them, not when they turn 18; and "playing" is just learning.

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