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Brimming with commonsense
on 28 August 2009
A well written, well researched and extremely readable book.
The author includes interesting statistics to support arguments and theories. Some of the subjects covered are; playground safety, children's attitudes to risk in childhood, bullying (and what constitutes it), Internet threats, 'stranger danger' and anti-social behaviour. I found the intolerance to children just being children in public places astounding (but sadly believable). Another interesting theory discussed is whether people/children respond to safety measures by taking greater risks.
Recommended to anyone who is studying, works with, or is a parent to children...of any age.