Our Moral Judgement Influences How Dangerous We Believe The Situation Is *** America is experiencing a bizarre disconnect between real and perceived danger when it comes to kids. But why? . Why are we arresting moms for putting their kids in “danger” for doing the things our own moms did without anyone batting an eye, […]
. Danielle Meitiv, the Free-Range mom investigated by Child Protective Services twice for the unconscionable crime of letting her kids walk home from the park in Silver Spring, Maryland, has a new paranoid entity to deal with: The Montgomery County School District. Starting this year, every parent who wants to volunteer, even for a one-shot […]
. This kid reminds me of another young man who took the subway and proved that the world is a lot less dangerous than we are lead to believe: . .
. This situation is so infuriating, I am at a loss for advice to give that doesn’t involve hissing. Maybe you have some? Dear Free-Range Kids: My daughter “M” just started 3rd grade at a school she has attended since preschool. It has 200 students K-8 so everyone knows everyone. There is one main building […]
. I can abide by most of these rules…except the alpaca thing.
. No Child Left Alone: Getting the government out of parenting is the seriously great title of a new (and first!) book by journalist Abby Schachter. It begins with this story: Do you want to see government operating as if it can and should raise your kids for you? Try enrolling your child in state-licensed daycare. […]
. Halle Berry is not, I suppose, to blame for making an entire movie based on the idea that kids get snatched by strangers in the middle of the day from sun-dappled playgrounds. (A scenario already a popular staple of YouTube “educational” videos like this and this and this and sorta this. And here’s one from Latvia!). Message: All […]
. If you wish you’d started your kids on camping, hiking and all that good outdoors stuff, but didn’t, and now they are teenagers, all hope is not lost. I so appreciate this article in Tahoe Weekly sent to me by its author, Tim Hauserman, on how to become a camping family even at a […]
. “Of course we ran around as kids. Happiest days of my life! But times are different today…” To those who say that, here is this, from Johan Norberg in The Spectator: ‘We have fallen upon evil times, politics is corrupt and the social fabric is fraying.’ Who said that? Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders?…It’s difficult […]
. Wow! I had not heard of Betteridge’s Law. But after my post about the “dangers” of kids overheating in bounce houses, a reader named Richard sent this comment, which I very much appreciate! Always remember Betteridge’s Law: Any headline that asks a yes-or-no question rather than making a statement can be answered “No.” “Do Inflatable […]