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What kind of sick mind likes to enjoy the outdoors and watch children play?

Bill Would Ban Adults Without Kids from Playgrounds

A City Councilman in Los Angeles, Mitch O’Farrell, has proposed a bill to keep playgrounds “free of creepy activity” by not allowing anyone unaccompanied by kids to enter one. Shamefully, that is already the rule here in my burg, New York City. This has lead to the arrest of two women who dared to eat […]

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Kennedy and Lenore, agreeing that letting kids wait in the car a few minutes is NOT "abandonment."

Ho, Ho, Holy Overbearing Helicopter Culture!

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! Go back to having fun! But if you want a quick break, here’s a 3-minute clip of me on the Kennedy show on Fox Business a few days ago. I wish I could figure out the embed code (if anyone can, please send), but since I can’t, just click on […]

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These are not the steps the boy died on. But I needed a photo and did not want to show the boy himself.

Is Newspaper Trying to Make this 5-Year-Old’s Death EVEN SADDER?

. If you can stand it, please take a look at this article from the Sydney Morning Herald about the death of a 5-year-old boy who tripped on his pre-school’s steps. Is it just me or is the way it’s presented…sickening? The story features photo after photo of the sweet-looking child: five of them, one sadder […]

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More Meitiv family distrust.

Meitivs Face a New Battle at School, And So Do Other Maryland Families

. 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 […]

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What happens when someone else gets to dictate how we raise our kids.

My Daycare Refused to Swaddle My Son, Due to Regulations

. 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. […]

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