Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Workshop: Parents taught how to pillow fight

pillowNew York - Forget about letting the kids run around unsupervised; we don’t even let them jump on the beds anymore. Between helicopter parents who hover, Tiger Moms who are obsessed with academic success, and curling parents who sweep a perfectly clear path for their kids to follow, we’re so worried about keeping our kids safe that we end up limiting their activity levels along with their independence. But a little horsing around could do kids a world of good, two experts suggest - and they encourage parents to roughhouse right along with their children. At a recent roughhousing workshop in New York, parents rolled around on mats with their children, hoisted them in the air, and took part in an energetic pillow fight.  More

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