In the 1990s, she says, a program introduced Norwegian teenagers with drug problems to sky diving and other extreme activities. After that, they committed fewer drug offenses, fared better in school and reported being happier. In a later study of 360 high schoolers, Sandseter and a colleague found that those who said their parents encouraged things like rock climbing and kayaking were less prone to criminal and antisocial behaviors like speeding, stealing and vandalism. If youve grown up with a lot of experiences with risky play, this teenage period will be more manageable, youll be more realistic in your risk assessment, Sandseter says.But, how risky is too risky? Read the full article at The New York Times: Is It Wrong to Let Children Do Extreme Sports? - NYTimes.com
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