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Renowned Australian author says modern parenting a ‘big problem’ and lacks adventure

Gareth Parker
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Renowned Australian author and teacher John Marsden has detailed the importance of kids having adventures for the benefit of their future life in his new book, Take Risks – Raising Kids Who Love the Adventure of Life.

Mr Marsden told Gareth Parker modern parenting is partly to blame for young people being “mollycoddled” too much.

“For many kids their world consists of school, home and the shopping mall and that’s it, that’s their entire existence, which is not a very healthy way to grow up and doesn’t prepare you for adult life,” he said.

“(Modern parenting) is a big problem, and people won’t confront that problem, they don’t want to talk about it because if they talk about it, it’s admitting that there is a problem …”.

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