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Are we missing the point re: kids going places by themselves?

In 2010, a report was produced for VicHealth – a quasi-government health promotion agency. The report: Nothing but fear itself: Parental fear as a determinant impacting on children’s and young people’s physical activity and independent mobility is quite good. It … Continue reading

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Ah… the school holidays. What will your kids be doing? Will you leave them home alone? A recent article in The Age addressed this very issue. I read it with interest due to some conversations I have been having my … Continue reading

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Go Kart, Billy Cart… and thoughts about town/urban planning and design!

A friend came to visit me in the ‘country’ (or peri-urban development if you prefer) last weekend with her two kids (aged 8 and 10). Knowing that there are certain things that kids cannot do in a small inner-city flat, … Continue reading

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A comment about traffic

Opinion piece from National Online Opinion http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/parental-protection-can-be-a-social-trap-20101022-16x9e.html Parental protection can be a social trap Julie Rudner October 22, 2010 Concerns about dangerous intersections and traffic have been around since the horse and cart. So, why do we still have issues? … Continue reading

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A short bit about my research

http://blogs.abc.net.au/victoria/2010/10/let-kids-roam-free.html?site=melbourne&program=melbourne_drive

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Opinion Piece

From the National Times Online Opinion http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/cloistered-kids-make-terrible-adults-20101012-16hhh.html Cloistered kids make terrible adults Julie Rudner October 12, 2010 If my parents had raised me the same way now as they did in the 1970s and ’80s, I’m sure they would attract … Continue reading

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