Sumary of I'm an American mom who lived in Prague for 2 years. Children in the US have far less freedom than Czech children.:
- Czech parents offer their children more freedom to explore and grow into themselves.
- Parents in the Czech Republic take more risks compared to those in the USAnother difference I saw was that Czech parents seemed to have a higher threshold for acceptable risk-taking by their children.
- They typically contain a climbing structure known as a spiderweb — imagine a pyramid with each side constructed from a rope spiderweb soaring roughly 20 feet in the air — as well as various balance challenges and other obstacles that would send many Americans running for their lawyers if such structures were to appear in the United States.
- Kids ride public transportation at ages far younger than in the United States.
- In Prague, kids seem to have more freedomA final difference I saw was that Czech parents appeared to offer their children greater freedom to explore.
- Some restaurants offer play areas near the dining section, but many times out of view from the table.