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does anyone else have similar childhood experiences? I was the typical “outside, don’t want you inside til dinner time.’ And I loved it. I went to the pool, played tennis, visited the (out of bounds :0) clay pits, visited friends, went to the park, loved the library. There was no shortage of things to do outside. I had a great childhood and feel a bit saddened that a lot of children today don’t have the same experiences


Posted by mom81879, 7th September 2015


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  • yeah because either there are more weirdo’s around or we talk about these things now! back then, would have been a lot of fear in a community to have something happen.

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  • Yep, my kids enjoyed the freedom of growing up,outside. Cubby houses, mud puddles, tree climbing. They did all that. But not with the same freedom I remember having

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  • Yes, it sadness me too see kids using phones and tablets etc instead of getting outside .

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  • That was basically how we kids were brought up in the 1950’s & I allowed my boys the same freedom but I always needed to know where they were if they changed plans.

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  • My daughter is not quite 3. Loves being outside. We play in the mud and do all sorts of silly things


    • Exactly – love this sort of fun play.

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  • Every generation tends to feel this way – but kids still get out and it is up to parents to make sure kids have these experiences. it is about a balance of indoor and outdoor activities.

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