Parents playing a dangerous game
SPOTTED enjoying the unaccustomed sunshine: a tiny girl, coasting at walking pace on a three-wheeled scooter, dutifully holding Mum's hand. Her small head is dwarfed by a crash helmet.
When we surround our children with ever more protection for their physical safety, I feel that their long-term mental wellbeing is not taken into account.
Somehow we need to strike a balance between reasonable safety precautions and instilling the idea that a walk in the sunshine is fraught with peril.