Risk - essential to well being.

In a recent article in The Daily Telegraph by Richard Noone, Dr Rachel Sharma, a Sunshine Coast University Psychologist, during the launch of National Kidsafe Day (an initiative of the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia) was quoted as saying  that “In today’s increasingly risk-adverse world, we are creating a generation of psychologically fragile children by withholding from them the opportunities to take risks, learn from their mistakes, innovate and problem-solve in the face of challenge and failure.”