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Close Encounters of the Sex-Trafficking-Abductors Kind

These “close encounters” with near sex-traffickers are like alien abductions. They are shared wildly — gleefully — by people seemingly thrilled to know this horrible scourge is out there so they can be scared and angry. This latest story, from Reno, involves a mom and dad who noticed every detail about a night that sounds […]

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Remember: Bureaucrats don't let bureaucrats do cartwheels.

FUN UPDATE!!! School Bans Cartwheels

HEY! I forgot to add the video I made a few years ago about a cartwheel ban. Enjoy! . Yes, a school in Canada banned cartwheels. What’s worst about this is the school’s reasoning: Cartwheels have been banned at M.T. Davidson Public School in Callander. Cartwheels are not permitted on school property in the playground […]

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Okay, I'll admit it. I AM a spooky tree.

A Predator Behind Every Tree

A mom writes:  . Dear Free-Range Kids:  . We are a homeschooling family of 7 children ages 16-4, but our kids participate in sports at the school at our church. This year I was asked to coach the elementary cross country team.  The students aged 6-10 run a lap around the campus (about a half […]

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Her baby broke her clavicle. Doctors assumed it was abuse.

The Time Fox TV’s Kennedy Almost Had Her Baby Taken Away by the State

Katherine Mangu-Ward, editor of Reason Magazine (where I am a contributor) interviewed the Fox Business Network host Kennedy. I’ve been on Kennedy’s show, she is fantastic and funny and Free-Range, but I never knew this had happened to her:   REASON: What keeps you awake at night? Obviously you have a chance to talk about […]

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There's that dangerous woman and her grandson!

Teen Invites Grandma to Prom, But School Says No — She’s a Danger!

Bryce Maine, an Alabama grandson who puts all other grandsons to shame, chose as his date to the Eufaula High School prom: Grandma.  . At first, the Washington Post reports, Grandma — that is, Catherine Maine — demurred: “I just thought, well, it’s just so nice that he wanted me to go,” Catherine told WTVM. “I kept […]

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Listen to the talking dog, not the man!

Dear Parents: An Adult Male Shared the Sidewalk with Some Students for an ENTIRE BLOCK!

Here’s a note home sent by a school in suburban Maryland — the same county where the Meitiv kids were picked up twice for walking home from the park unchaperoned:                                                                         February 8, 2017 Dear Parents/Guardians: I am sending this letter to inform the _____ community of an event that occurred at one of the _____ […]

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Turns out this is not a lethal weapon. It's a swing.

A School Decides to Keep its “Dangerous” Swing

Teacher Tom — “Teaching and learning from preschoolers” — is a joy to read, especially in this case, where we find him bravely confronting that modern day terror: A swing. You may recall that Richland and Spokane Washington school districts both phased out their swingsets. As a spokesman for the Richland district explained at the […]

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