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Maybe the problem with calling sexting "child porn" is that we refuse to distinguish between 4 year olds and 14 year olds.

UPDATE: Teen Sexters are Not Child Pornographers

. UPDATE: Here is an email address to write to the US Sentencing Commission: . You’ve probably heard of this incident by now: 100 or possibly even more teens and pre-teens busted for sexting in Colorado. This is hardly an isolated incident. Teens. Phones. Cameras. As if we couldn’t all guess what would happen. The only […]

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Why don't we round up all the Jack O Lanterns, too? They molest about as many kids as Registered Sex Offenders on Halloween.

Sex Offenders on Halloween: The Really Scary Part

. From poison candy to prowling predators, we keep confusing Halloween’s “spookiness” with actual dangers to our kids. Having scared ourselves to death, we then insist on making the the day ever more supervised. How far overboard can we go? Here’s a wonderful piece by Anat Rubin at The Marshall Project, titled, “This is What […]

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Thanks, mom! But of course, I would still love you and thrive if you gave me formula!

Women Who Don’t Breastfeed are NOT “Bad Mothers”

. At Free-Range Kids, we fight daily against the idea that there is one “right” way to parent. We also fight the criminalization of normal, rational parenting choices, like the decision to let a kid wait in the car for a couple minutes, or play outside unsupervised. Let us remember that formula feeding,  too, is […]

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Be wait for mommy to pick you up.

Girl Guide Troop Won’t Let Girl, 9, Walk 2 Blocks Home

. Our culture SAYS we want to raise independent, problem-solving, self-reliant young people. We even have groups like the Scouts and Guides to foster just that ppirit. And then for one reason or another — insurance, fear, knee-jerk no-saying —  we do this: Dear Free-Range Kids: I really enjoyed the movie this morning about the […]

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