Don’t have fun, kids! It’s dangerous | Joanne

Beware wet sand! And dry sand! And sun!

Summer is the “time to dig in the sand, gulp from the hose, play at the park, and leap with joy … unless you’re a kid,” wrote Lenore Skenazy in a Wall Street Journal column, which (for those of us without access to the Journal) was summarized by the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Parents are bombarded with warnings, wrote Skenazy, founder of Free Range Kids. Basically: “Don’t have fun, it’s too dangerous.”

Karl Neumann of the American Academy of Pediatrics warns parents of the hazards of sand:

“Studies show that children playing in the sand are more…

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