At what age do we start to have the need to explore and try things drummed out of us and get pushed towards staring at the tv or Xbox game. We are born with an incredible imagination and willingness to try things. Why do we lose this, for safety….sometimes, but we need to be encouraging children to be different, to try things, to be an individual. Twice this weekend I’ve seen parents encouraging their children to do something ‘risky’ a toddler to go off and explore rock pools while his dad kept a very close eye on him and a 5yr old attempting to solo every climb at Pule Hill. Why do we constrict our children’s world…. if you have children…encourage them to explore and be different!