Yes really. I let my four year old climb a climbing wall.
I used to be a hover parent, trying to hold on to the boy as he came down the firemans pole, standing right behind him as he climbed the equipment in the park.
Then I met my sister at the park, where she’d taken RJ, and she was busy gassing to some random and the boy was just running amok – and he was fine. He is more than capable of holding on, swinging round and going more than .5mph on the roundabout.
So today we found a climbing wall next to Lake Windermere run by a friend of my friends husband. RJ practically had heart shapes for eyes looking at it, and begged me to let him have a go. The guy said as long as the harness fit, he could try.
And fit it did. So up he went.
He even had a go at the other walls with his Uncle Oli