My kids spend as much time climbing trees as I ever did

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Anew report tells us that children are no longer as muscular as they were 10 years ago.

Apparently a general lack of climbing trees and being active in the great outdoors has made this generation of kids weaker.

Luckily my children spend as much time up trees as I ever did – probably more.

This is because they have an elaborate set of ropes, pallets and lifebelts hanging from our biggest one.

I know not everybody is fortunate enough to have a big enough tree in the garden.

But I wonder if the report has got it quite right.

Is it that our children don’t climb trees any more because they’re too busy playing computer games?

Or is it because there are generally fewer trees to climb these days?