Cool Idea: Way to Swap Sports Equipment Kids Outgrow

Hi Readers! Free-Rangers want their kids outside. Sometimes, though, those kids need eqipment for their sports and sometimes they outgrow last year’s  stuff dismayingly fast. Now comes this cool article about a mom in California who set up an on-line swap meet, kidsthatride.com,  for all that equipment. You swap the stuff your kids have outgrown for the […]

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Free-Range Kindle!!

Yes, “Free-Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry” is available on Kindle. Right here. For $13.18! The book Whoopi Goldberg said to read because “you’ll learn a lot, you’ll laugh a lot.” Can’t get better than that! Ok. Plug done. Back to our regularly scheduled blogging soon! — Lenore

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You Can’t Bring THAT on the School Bus!

Hi Readers — Here you go. Latest overprotection nonsense! Enjoy (if that’s the word). Dear Free-Range Kids: I thought this little story might be of interest to you. My oldest daughter (12) recently tried out for her school softball team. She made the team, which was a real accomplishment. Not only were the kids selected […]

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Saving Boy Scouts (And Everyone Else) From Joy

Rest in peace, possibly, oh ye International Boy Scout Jamboree. As you may recall, readers, England’s excessive new rules require everyone who has ever even BEEN a child (or at least, everyone who may ever come in contact with one) to undergo a pedophilia background check. That being the case, the yearly jamborees that have been a staple of […]

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Cute Comic

No, not Sarah Silverman. A cute comic STRIP. About parenting. Sent to us by a US soldier stationed in Iraq. Voila!

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Outrage of the Week: Boy Suspended for Cub Scout Utensil

Six-year-old Suspended for Bringing Beloved Cub Scout Fork/Spoon/Knife To School. That’s about all you need to know. Oh — and now he has to be homeschooled for 45 days (no problem for any parent to suddenly take off a couple months of work, right?). Or he can go to reform school. I guess with all the other […]

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Goodbye Halloween, Hello “Safety”

Can we think up some great trick to play on  the town supervisors in quaint and quaking Bobtown, Pennsylvania, who are  OUTLAWING HALLOWEEN in order to “keep kids safe”? Perhaps they missed Chapter 7 in the book Free-Range Kids, “Eat Chocolate! Give Halloween Back to the Trick-or-Treaters.” Allow me to quote myself a little bit: Was there ever really […]

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Introducing Meteor Safe, For Parents Who CARE

Hi Readers! Here’s a helpful new product, brought to us by Andrew Tallman, a talk show host on KPXQ in Phoenix! Meteor Safe! Hello, this is Derek Baskerville, the president of Meteor Safe, a company I founded thirteen years ago when I discovered just how real the threat of being struck by space debris is […]

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