The Current | Apr 18, 2014 | 3:05

Monday: Freedom to be a kid without any safety rules

Parents and educators are often torn over finding a balance for children's play between safety and anything-goes freedom. Listen to The Current producer Liz Hoath with a sneak peek of a story we're working on for Monday's show.

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