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SHARE THIS VIDEO! Helicopter Parents, Here’s Why You Are So Afraid

Woo hoo! Here is the very first official Free-Range Kids video, by yours truly and genius Mike Kraus from MylkMedia. It explains — cheerfully — how we get risk wrong and end up terrified for our kids. Buzzfeed did a wonderful synoposis. Buzzfeed, baby! Please, please share this on Facebook and everywhere else! It will help […]

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This picture was by Luisa Porter/Dispatch Staff. It was too enchanting not to reprint!

A Man, A Van, A Plan — And It’s Not Scary

Gotta love this guy! Guisepe Spadafora travels around the U.S. serving free tea from his mini bus, creating community just by opening his doors and inviting people in. What a nice little reminder that you can be a man with a van — a stranger with a van — and not a predator! Kudos to […]

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Also: Of course you kids can go out and play!

The Homemade Sign that Knocked My Socks Off

Voila a wonderful sign and wonderful way to ring in a New Year! Sent to us by a guy named Marty: . . In case you couldn’t read the sign, some highlights are: Let’s work together to help and support each other. We all share this world together. Let’s make the words below important again! […]

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May be toxic if ground into fine powder, mixed with sugar and eggs, and baked into cookies frosted with lead.

CONTEST: Come Up with a Warning Label For a Ball

Playing off of yesterday’s post, about a trial lawyer who annually releases a laughably litigious TOP 10 DANGEROUS TOY LIST, which some of the media still treat as legit, here’s our Free-Range Kids contest: Come up with a product warning that a nervous company might put on a ball. Any kind of ball.  Winner gets […]

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