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 S. P. @ TPTan

Serena Chen @TPTan, Master degree in nursing (Monash) . Serena teaches local and overseas nurses in a stomaltherapy program. She had presented papers internationally. Serena is a member of the ‘Golden Key International Society (Monash). She was an editor of a mental health bulletin and she enjoys pottery works, cartoons, painting and poems. She shares insightful experiences about being a carer for people with mental illness and cancer in this defining society.

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

  1. 💜 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


  2. 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.

  3. 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 😊

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


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