How things have changed

23 Dangerous things you should let your kid do.

I'd done every single one of these things by the time I was ten—now it's considered bad parenting; in fact, you'd probably be arrested for allowing a kid to do half of them. I'd add to the list: my father taught us how to chop down a tree, gave us a couple of hatchets and set us loose on the trees in our woods—we learned how to cut a proper felling hinge and the danger of kick-back, and I only lost two brothers, so there were plenty left.