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I want YOU...to be as nice as the lady in this story was.

I Ran into the Store and Came Out to Find a Lady at My Car. Here’s Why:

A surprise! Dear Free-Range Kids: Ran across this “article” on Facebook: https://www.romper.com/p/15-things-parents-did-in-the-90s-that-no-parent-would-do-today-9192?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=pro&utm_campaign=fbpro&sr_source=lift_facebook I grew up in the ’90s in suburbia MI and remember this stuff. Now as a mother of an infant, I wish parenting wasn’t such a monumental, risk adverse task. Just last week I left my (overtired, recently screaming, just picked up from daycare) sleeping […]

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Four times more children die from rollovers and backovers than they do waiting in the car.  (Source: KidsandCars.org )

My Son Nearly Died Because I Took Him OUT of the Car

Here’s a handy-dandy post to whip out when someone screams at you for letting your kids wait in the car during an errand. (Did you know Free-Range Kids is a free app? That’s how you can whip this out): Last week, my preschooler came literally within an inch of his death in a shopping center […]

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A map of the ever shrinking circumference of childhood, from The Daily Mail.

How Children Lost the Right to Roam in Just 4 Generations

This Daily Mail piece by David Derbyshire is so profound it has been cited over and over: How Children Lost the Right to Roam in Four Generations: an interview with four generations of the same family about how far they were allowed to wander as kids. It comes from Britain but will sound familiar to […]

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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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Drop-off at an American school. It's only 20 minutes a day! (Well, times two...)

The “Duh!” Way to Get Kids Walking to School

Maybe the answer to, “How can we get kids back to walking to school?” is, “Um…suggest it?” That’s what St. Raphael Catholic School in Toronto did. The student-run Heath Action Team pushed for kids at the K-8 school to start walking. They held a why-it’s-good-to-walk assembly, they organized official walk-to-school days on the last Friday of […]

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