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5 dangerous things all kids should do!!

While on another forum, i came across a thread that talked about how kids today are not like kids use to be... if you think about it, what was it like when you were about 8-12, did you play with fire, own a pocket knife, sit on your dads lap on a back road or in a parking lot and drive the family car? i know i did, i had to pull teeth to get to ride my bike to the corner store, but it was ok that i climb a shear rock face.

Kids now a days are not afforded the same learning experances that those of us about 25 and older have had... the rules and regulations in society have gone way out of hand, and we are robbing our kids of valuble lessons that they should be learning as they grow up.

in this thread was the following link. i took the time to watch it and i agree 150% with this guy... I will be ordering his book, "50 dangerous things all kids should do" as soon as finances allow.

check it out, i look forward to seeing what everyone thinks...

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/ge..._for_kids.html

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build a fire, and learn what getting burned feels like...
use a pocket knife... get cut a few times to learn what not to do...
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build a bike ramp... crash and burn a few times to learn balance...

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thinking back on the things that i used to do as a kid, whoa those were good times....

and i was one dangerous little mother effer...dumb as hell sometimes too lol
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i always loved BB gun fights

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Don't forget about the great feeling it was to find a porno, not like todays kids and just typing boob into google.

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Meh, BB's were for the little kids. Once we were 13 we used the Ben Franklin pump action pellet pistols. Or during the winter when we had more layers of clothes we used the Anschutz pellet rifles...

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But because kids are so sheltered these days, they lack the common sense to do dangerous things in a safe manner. It sounds like an oxymoron, but it's not. You let them into a world of "dangerous" things, and they'd kill themselves because they don't have a clue how to set their own safety standards.

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Roman Candle fights.

Playing with quarter-sticks (had out-of-state uncles who could buy the fun stuff.) 5K or 10K "salute rolls" were also loads of fun.

Riding in the open back of a pickup truck, totally unrestrained!

Rolling down a hill in a tractor tyre, into the creek.

Driving a tractor (when I was eight.)

Got my first blade on my fifth birthday. Haven't been without one since, except for Basic. My kid sister still has that first blade (gave it to her when she was seven, and I left for Basic.)

Play with power tools.

Play with sharp tools.

Jump off a garage (or something else 9-10' high) without hurting yourself. Get to where you can do it and keep your feet under you when you land.

They've pretty much sucked all of the fun out of being a kid. Compare & contrast - when I was little, and some kid in the neighbourhood got a "childhood disease" (measles/mumps/rubella/chicken pox/&c.) parents would send their kids over to play with the sick kid. Why? Twofold - 1) it gave the sick kid someone to play with. 2) It exposed everyone else to the disease, so you could get it/get over it/never get it again.

Granted, it didn't work on me - I never caught any of those diseases (but not for lack of effort on Mum's part.)

These days, kits are kept bundled up in their homes and don't get out to play, their immunities suck, and we can't figure out why "immunised" kids spend so much time getting sick. That's an easy one - toss the kid outside to play!

This isn't rocket surgery or brain science here people. Immunities are developed by exposure - the more you're exposed to, the stronger your immunities will be! I don't have trouble eating food off of the floor (or the ground,) I don't shy away from people who make "sick sounds" (sneeze/cough,) and the only times I've ever really had the grippe were when I'd gotten flu shots - once when I was nine (Mum's idea - she didn't do it again,) and again when I was eighteen (the Air Force's idea - they didn't do it again, either.)

We can't go and raise our kids in bubbles - they'll be dysfunctional and sickly, and the world will go right to Hell in a bucket if successive generations are going to be this bad off!

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They've pretty much sucked all of the fun out of being a kid. Compare & contrast - when I was little, and some kid in the neighbourhood got a "childhood disease" (measles/mumps/rubella/chicken pox/&c.) parents would send their kids over to play with the sick kid. Why? Twofold - 1) it gave the sick kid someone to play with. 2) It exposed everyone else to the disease, so you could get it/get over it/never get it again.

Granted, it didn't work on me - I never caught any of those diseases (but not for lack of effort on Mum's part.)

These days, kits are kept bundled up in their homes and don't get out to play, their immunities suck, and we can't figure out why "immunised" kids spend so much time getting sick. That's an easy one - toss the kid outside to play!

This isn't rocket surgery or brain science here people. Immunities are developed by exposure - the more you're exposed to, the stronger your immunities will be! I don't have trouble eating food off of the floor (or the ground,) I don't shy away from people who make "sick sounds" (sneeze/cough,) and the only times I've ever really had the grippe were when I'd gotten flu shots - once when I was nine (Mum's idea - she didn't do it again,) and again when I was eighteen (the Air Force's idea - they didn't do it again, either.)
Sounds like you have a pretty strong immune system. Push the limits a little bit and bang a chick with AIDS, see if you can fight it off.
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Link is ok now, Don. Neat website.

I did all those things and more. I am surprised I even made it into my teens. Drank water out of streams and ponds, played with fire, played with pocket knives before they locked open and closed the blade on my fingers. Played with anything sharp like axes, machetes, sharpened sticks and threw them at squirels.....yeah, squirrels run from me to this day...haha

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Go into the woods for hours with your buddy riding your bike just following the trails, go fishing then finding your way back at dark. (did this all the time)

Just get outside and do stuff...but apparently that's too dangerous for people these days.

Tie a rope to a back of a friends dirt bike, wrap yourself in a tarp and let him pull you. (did this with my buds 80)

Oh and my dad did this to me to make me learn how to navigate the woods at night. We were out fishing and we had the truck parked about 10 minutes away from where we were at the entrance to the path. My dad doesn't say anything and leaves. After about 5 mins i realize this and start back tracking my way back to the truck. I haven't been lost in the woods since.

My little brothers for instance. They don't get out like I used to. They don't ride their bikes 5 miles to the lake then 5 miles back at night. They don't get out and do stupid stuff with their friends like they should. It's kinda annoying. I thnk most of my youth days were spent on my mountain bike riding around the neighborhood with my friends or in the woods.
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I didn't look at the site, but I remember....
Rock fights.
Taking apart the wagon for wheels to make a wooden go cart to ride down the hill on with a stick that rubbed against the wheel for brakes, and a rope to steer with.
Taking apart my sister's steel wheeled clamp on a shoe roller skates, nailing it to a 2X4 and riding it down a hill. Heaven forbid you hit a pebble.
Riding in a plastic swimming pool down flooded storm ditches when it rained.
Hitch hiking to the beach.
Walking for miles into the hills.
Cow tipping.
BB gun fights.
Climbing any tree we could.
Who didn't have a swiss army knife at seven years old?
Playing with firecrackers and cherry bombs.
Sat really close to the TV.
Drank out of the garden hose.
As long as I was home by dark.

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