# VIII Commandment… continues

VIII: Never pass on your fears.

Too many a “be careful!” comment or too many a “Don’t do that!” shout, when the worst case risk isn’t actually going to lead to death or serious injury results in a kid who is scared of the world.

Don’t hover!

There are far worse things than risking a couple of stitches or a broken wrist from “allowing” kids to really play in the real world.

A kid who grows up feeling safer staring at a screen than wandering the neighborhood or climbing a tree is a deprived abused child.

(to be continued in this space tomorrow…)

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About Frank Schaeffer

Frank Schaeffer is an American author, film director, screenwriter and public speaker. He is the son of the late theologian and author Francis Schaeffer. He became a Hollywood film director and author, writing several internationally acclaimed novels including And God Said, "Billy!" as well as the Calvin Becker Trilogy depicting life in a fundamentalist mission home-- Portofino, Zermatt, and Saving Grandma.


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