When given age-appropriate challenges, children tend to take them very seriously; in fact, the more obvious the risk is, the more cautiously a child will proceed. </br>(Darell Hammond)Our society spends a lot of money on prison bars. For the sake of our kids, lets invest in monkey bars. </br>(Darell Hammond)It is unacceptable that disabled veterans in Illinois rank at the bottom of the list when it comes to disability pay. We owe our disabled veterans more than speeches, parades and monuments. </br>(Dick Durbin)Labor should not be about creating monuments on hills or statues in parks. Labors monuments and statues are when a young person can find a job, when a person with disability can get access to the ordinary life that others take for granted. </br>(Bill Shorten)We all have a natural instinct to protect children from harm. Its never fun to see a child hurt, even if its just a scraped knee. But on the other hand, children need to take on physical challenges to learn and grow, and scraped knees and other bumps and bruises teach them valuable lessons about their own limits. </br>(Darell Hammond)Toddlers need to get off the soccer field and onto the playground. Children need to get out of the gym and into neighborhood stickball games. We need to give kids room to create their own rules, set their own terms, and move their bodies in their own ways. </br>(Darell Hammond)Play exercises both your physical and creative muscles. It helps you move around, solve problems, challenge yourself, and think in new ways. Not to mention that its just plain fun. </br>(Darell Hammond)

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