My family values: Julia Donaldson

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Julia Donaldson

in The Guradian's 'My family values' feauture...

My parents gave us a lot of freedom. We roamed the heath and got the tube into central London from the age of about nine. I've passed so many bushes on Hampstead Heath where a man pops up and waggles his willy - but that isn't the end of the world. So I learned from my parents to take reasonable risks and I think travelling on your own is terribly important for children's development. I used to let my middle son, Alastair, go into Glasgow on the train once a week to an after-school activity. He was nine or 10 and I know other parents thought it was shocking that I let him go on his own...

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