About the research
What do you do when you see a toddler walking around with scissors? Do you panic? Do you get angry? Do you take them off immediately? It's tempting to intervene immediately in such a situation. But no matter how well you mean it, you do deprive a toddler of the chance to push his limits. Helena Sienaert (Artevelde University College Ghent) advocates risky play and wants to support parents and professionals in this. "This will give children more opportunities to play excitingly, to notice dangers themselves and to learn how to deal with risks.