Playworking Parents

As playworkers we very often leave parents out of the equation.

On Adventure Playgrounds it’s generally only during registration that parents are even seen – unless there’s some dispute that brings them to the gates.  During estates-based work there often isn’t even that brief contact, and I’m often surprised at how little interest some parents have in the adults spending afternoons with their children.

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That said, there are vast numbers of parents who would want to let their children roam more widely than they do, but are afraid of being – or of appearing – negligent.

We take for granted that the freedoms previous generations enjoyed are impossible for today’s children, but that needn’t be the case.

Take a look at this and let me know what you think.

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