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Should A Child Be Allowed To Climb Everest?

Should A Child Be Allowed To Climb Everest?

My son brought home a recent issue of Scholastic News with Weekly Reader from his 4th grade classroom...and it made me stop in my tracks.  The headline "Ready for Everest?" was accompanied by a picture of preteen climber, Tyler Armstrong of California, on a quest to scale the world's tallest mountain.

As someone who is interested in parenting issues...and completed fascinated by Everest....I just had to blog about this topic.

According to his web site, 12 year old Tyler will attempt to set a world record as "the youngest person ever to climb Mt. Everest" in May. ...

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