Fear and Loathing at Pathfinder

Fear and Loathing at Pathfinder

So many programs I have worked for have dealt with the issue of risky play by systematically eliminating risks. When I think about modern American parenting, safety culture, and the way anything fun seems to turn to lawsuit city, I become afraid to let the kids take chances. But the more I see kids learning to self-regulate their fear and aggression at Pathfinder, the more I come to the conclusion that it is the most important thing they could possibly be doing with their time here.

From Video Game "Addict" to Software Engineer

I want to make the point clear: Uli was exactly the kind of kid that parents are most afraid of: one who is completely obsessed with computers, who spent 12 hours a day hooked to his screen, playing video games. For years.

And the result of letting him follow this obsession is that he is now a highly skilled software developer, and capable of doing things with computers that most people get paid for. And he’s only 14 years old.