June 15, 2021

BONUS: Danger Babies– Why Are Some Kids Natural Risk-Takers?

Is your little one a Danger Baby who jumps from the top of the slide? Or a Safety Baby who hides behind you? How can we find the balance of keeping our little ones safe and building their courage? And how do we keep the bananas kids out of the ER?!

It's another bonus episode of TODDLER PURGATORY- and the last one you'll be seeing on What Fresh Hell, at least for now! Subscribe or follow "Toddler Purgatory" wherever you listen to podcasts, so you'll never miss an episode. You can find links to lots of places to listen at toddlerpurgatory.com.

Kids are bananas. Some particularly so. But why are some kids seemingly born to scale the kitchen cabinets before they can walk? And are there are any future upsides to having been a “danger baby”? 

In this episode of Toddler Purgatory, Molly and Blaire discuss the many benefits of “free play,” the differences between danger and risk, how we can teach our little ones to be safely courageous, and what child development specialist Rebecca Weingarten calls “constructive failure.”

Here are links to some of the writing on the topic and other things discussed in this episode: 



Shakira’s song “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” https://youtu.be/pRpeEdMmmQ0

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