Lessons in Resilience
Speaking to the Evening Standard today in a news article about resilience lessons being brought in for children, Dr Wright said she feared a lot of the problems started with schools banning simple activities like playing conkers and playing in the snow.
She said: 'There is a danger that we wrap our children in cotton wool, we have become less tolerant of risk-taking.' She added that schools were banning the type of activities that increase pupils' resilience - such as playing with conkers or in the snow. She said: "If these silly rules persist, we will be bringing up a generation of fearful children."
Earlier in the week, Dr Wright also warned that many young women were growing up without suitable role models because of our celebrity-driven society in an article on aljazeera.com.