Friday, 29 February 2008

"Go play outside" or The Guide To Idle Parenting.

Us Mummies beat ourselves up constantly, we live a life filled with maternal guilt, but Telegraph writer Tom Hodgkinson explores the merits of inactive parenting -

Learn how to Idle parent!

The basic premise is that children mature better, left to their own devices and left outside! All you need to do is build them a treehouse and give them sticks to play with!

I think I may subscribe - we've already got the treehouse!

But a word of warning - according to our local council, the sodding treehouse needs planning permission....We've told them that the children will apply for retropective permission!