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FREE TALK IN BROOKLYN THIS SAT., AT NOON!

Howdy readers! If any of you are in or around New York City this weekend, I’m giving a free talk/Q&A on Saturday. Voila: PLACE: Old First Reformed Church, 729 Carroll Street in Park Slope. Directions here. TIME: Noon – 2. KIDDIE CARE: Free! COOKIES: A distinct possibility! TV: My reality show is going to be […]

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Marilyn Denis/Toronto Talk/Casting Call!

Hi Readers! I’m in Toronto today to do the Marilyn Denis Show this morning and a free talk tonight. It’s at the Beverly Acre Public School in Richmond Hill, just north of Toronto, 7 – 9 p.m.  Maybe see you there? Hope so! And if you are interested in being on my reality show, please drop […]

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Lego of Trust

Hi Readers! Just found out that you can visit the amazing Legoland Discovery Center if you are an adult…so long as you have a child with you. Otherwise, no dice. (And no Legos, either, it seems.) As the Discovery Center states on its website: Can parents visit the attractions, too? Of course – The LEGOLAND […]

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Some Recent Interviews…

…with me. Here’s a podcast on chipper Naptime Radio: http://bit.ly/fALUWY And here’s a quickie 4-question print interview with the pro-recess Let Children Play blog, about the upcoming reality TV show: http://bit.ly/eaDK0w Enjoy your weekend! L.

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Needed: Your Camp Stories!

Needed: Your Camp Stories!

Hi Readers! I’m going to be giving a speech next week at the Tri-State Camp Conference — country’s biggest convention for camp owners — and I’d love to include some stories about how camp helps kids come into their own. I didn’t go to overnight camp but my husband did and he said it was […]

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You Must be an ADULT To Walk a Dog! UPDATED!!!

You Must be an ADULT To Walk a Dog! UPDATED!!!

Arrrrroooooo! Readers — This proposed law makes me want to lift a hind leg somewhere in Manassas, Va: City leaders want to make it a requirement that only responsible adults be the ones walking their dogs. “At the other end of the leash, there must be an individual who is competent to control the animal,” Manassas […]

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BIG NEWS! Free-Range Kids Meets Reality TV

Hi Readers! And now for something completely different: Television! I am about to start filming a reality TV show dedicated to the wild idea that our kids are at LEAST as smart and safe as we were — so why don’t we stop treating them like hand-blown swizzle sticks? Yes. For real! This is a […]

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Welcome to (You're Doing It Wrong!) Parenting

Welcome to (You’re Doing It Wrong!) Parenting

Hi Readers — Just got this letter from a new mom in a town that prides itself on health, humanity, even hippie-ness…up to a point, I guess. Her name is  Esmeralda, she’s an artist, and I don’t think what she is going through is unique: Dear Free-Range Kids: I thought of you recently when I […]

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NEEDED: Legal Advice on Having Fun

Hi Readers — Here’s a letter I couldn’t answer. Can any of you? If so, please do! L. Dear Free-Range Kids: Regarding, “No More Playing in the Dark, Kids.” What would be helpful to know, is how we  — parents, scout leaders, teachers and other carers of children — can find ways around this.  For […]

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