Should kids experience fall and get up on their own?

Should kids experience fall and get up on their own?

Today’s children are well-cushioned;
helmets, elbow and knee pads.
So they don’t experience injury and pain.

Will this soft ‘brick’ withstand ‘hard knocks‘ ?

father teaching his son how to ride a bike
Photo by Yan Krukov on


The greatest glory in living is not in falling,

but in rising every time we fall – Nelson Mandela.

Published by Chen Song Ping @ TPTan

Chen S.P. enjoys pottery works, cartoons, painting and poems. She shares insightful experiences about being a carer for people with mental illness and cancer.

13 thoughts on “Should kids experience fall and get up on their own?

  1. πŸ’œ Parental Anxiety Damages Kids far more than Allowing Kids Free Reigns to Experiment and Experience EveryOne; as a Writer I Do a Lot of Observing and Reporting and I Conclude that there ARE, Broadly, Two Different Types of Parents on The Kerbside waiting with Their Kids to Cross a Busy Road…there’s The Anxious Parent who insists on Hand Holding and Transfers Anxiety to Their Kids; then there’s Parents who have established a Communicative Relationship with Their Kids who Learn Early On to Wait at The Kerbside, Look Left, Look Right and Then, When Clear, Cross The Road…as a ChildLess Male I Just Want to Acknowledge that this Mode of Parenting is NOT!!! as Simple it Sounds; that’s probably why I AM ChildLess EveryOne…it’s Horrible Little Brats; for whom I’ll Only Ever Be an Uncle who is There For Them while Living The Simple Life of a ChildLess, Single Writer



      1. πŸ’œ YOU!!! ARE Most Welcome SupaSoulSis; it’s a Pleasure to Share and Serve, Stay Strong and Serene



  2. I remember my wife rang me one time and she said our nine year old at the time had just fallen off the top of the side fence. I said to her to wait a few seconds. Then she replied that she had just seen him running towards the bush out the back. I said well he is obviously alright then 😊


  3. When my younger brother fell on the sidewalk and started crying, I was shocked when my mom and my aunt waited and watched from the kitchen window. When no one came running, he got up and walked away. It was a parenting lesson I never forgot.


  4. πŸ’œ There is a Lot of Research in to OverCareTaking and OverSanitising “kids” EveryOne; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that We ‘Grown Up’ KiDults ARE Still Here



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