1. The ability to dance with a partner.
2. The joys of imagination and creative play. Yes, we once took a chalkboard apart to make weapons and we were destructive... it is part of being creative. Kids should be able to play for hours without a toy.
4. Relaxation, being unplugged and just hanging out. Everything is technology, schedules and attaining goals. And we think watching tv is relaxation... it isn't.
5. Doing dangerous things. I'm a big fan of helmets. I don't like tiny high-powered magnets, sucker sticks or dangerous chemicals under the sink. But I was riding a 3-wheeler, hooky-bobbing behind a horse, building a sled from an old formica counter and I could drive a "big rig" by the time I was 12.