How much risk should we expose our kids to?

Macleans interviews UBC public health professor Mariana Brussoni, lead author of a new review of play research.

The review found that risky play positively impacted children’s health.

“The studies showed that physical activity increased, while sedentary behaviour decreased,” Brussoni said. “Social health and behaviour increased, and, what’s also important, there were no adverse effects in engaging in risky outdoor play.”