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Reversing the role of responsibility

I am guilty, as I think are most parents, of assuming that children are naturally irresponsible and we should be on our toes and ensure that we stop them from doing anything dangerous.

I was reminded this week that children are actually a lot more responsible than we give them credit for.

They are, more often than not, merely playing with the idea of irresponsibility.

Go with their idea. Enlarge it. Make it more over the top. Make it sillier and more dangerous.

Your kids will swap roles with you and become the sensible adult and tell you not to do it because it’s dangerous or naughty or whatever.

Try it. It’s fun if nothing else.