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Today’s kids need a taste of parents’ 1970s summertime

Ah, summer is upon us.
That means the media are publishing a spate of articles that offer tips to parents on how to make their kids go outside and play - some of the articles encourage parents to let their kids experience a 1970s childhood.
I grew up in the Pittsburgh suburbs in the 1970s, and it truly was a glorious time to be a kid in America.
We went on bike hikes deep into the hills, visiting the game reserve in the county park to feed the buffalo (there really were buffalo there!). Or we’d find the steepest hill ...


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