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New Wisconsin Law Allows Children Under 10 to Hunt

Children younger than 10 years old are now allowed to carry guns and hunt in Wisconsin. A bill signed into law Saturday by Republican Governor Scott Walker last week went into effect Monday, easing restrictions on children who are hunting while accompanied by trained, licensed adults. The new law eliminates a previous age restriction and allows younger children to carry their own weapons. Previously, children as young as 10 could hunt with a mentor at least 18 years old who had gone through a hunter safety course or had military…

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The Most Difficult Lesson for Parents: Let Children Play

Play is a child’s job. Have you ever noticed how focused a child can become during their play that they ignore instructions and voices of the adults? They are so finely tuned into their play because it is nature’s way of helping the child develop and mature in a manner that is appealing to a child. They don’t want to be taught how to be a doctor at age 5 by a parent sitting them down and explaining the duties and role of the family physician. The child would rather…

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The Danger of Saying “Be Careful” to Children

Whenever the children leave the house to go out and play, parents feel the need to protect their safety. Instinctively they tell them to be careful. Parents do this to instill a sense of caution in them so that they don’t get hurt. It’s a reflexive reaction to tell the kids to “be careful” when they set out to play. When they join their friends to ride their bikes, parents tell them to “be careful.” When they’re running around the yard, climbing trees, using sharp tools during craft time; parents’…

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