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Baby Accidentally Suffocates While Mom Gets Her Bottle. Mom Charged With Her Death

This letter struck me as absolutely right:   Dear Free-Range Kids: This article appeared on my FB.  http://www.kcci.com/article/mom-charged-after-child-dies-in-changing-table-incident/8588247    The highlight: “The fact that she left the child alone for an extended period of time is what makes it criminal,” Des Moines police Sgt. Paul Parizek said.”   My thoughts: She should not be charged as a criminal.  […]

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A brother saves his twin, and teaches us all a bunch of lessons.

Twin, 2, Saves Brother After Dresser Falls On Him

Many of you sent in this dramatic story of a dresser falling on a Utah 2-year-old and his twin brother rescuing him from underneath it. It sickens me the way KSL TV news showed the worst part of the video three times in two minutes, but here you have it: . As MSN reports: A […]

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Arthur's Adventure.

UPDATE: RUNAWAY, 15, IS BACK AND SEEMS FINE!

UPDATE! The Guardian reports that: A grammar school boy missing for two months after telling his parents he was bored with his life has been found safe and well. Arthur Heeler-Frood, 15, who sparked a nationwide hunt, was apparently making his way home when he was recognised on a train and intercepted by the police…. Speaking […]

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Hi! I'm a grown male who has chosen to work with kids for some reason.

Clowns, Kids & Satan

And what is the Free-Range take on clowns, you ask? Yuck. Not yuk-yuk, like funny. Yuck like why would anyone ever find a white-painted face with distorted features amusing, rather than horrifying? But of course the bigger question now is what is going on with our culture’s clown craziness. Clowns are popping up everywhere, leading […]

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Jacob Wetterling, RIP.

Jacob Wetterling, Found at Last: R.I.P.

. The remains of Jacob Wetterling have been found in Minnesota. Jacob was abducted in 1989 at age 11 in a case that scared, scarred and deeply saddened people around the globe. As his mother Patty texted to the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Saturday: “Our hearts are broken. We have no words.” The Star-Tribune explained […]

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Creepy Clown Spotted. That’s It. National News: “Creepy Clown Spotted”

. It is with dread and despair that I must tell you that a creepy clown has been spotted wandering around Green Bay, Wisconsin. And you thought the idea of “Cheese Heads” was already disturbing. (Heads made OF cheese? Encased IN cheese?): Wisconsin residents are calling police, asking about a disheveled clown walking through Green Bay with […]

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