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Free-Range Kids has the Constitution On Our Side!

Great piece in today’s Washington Post by Ilya Somin, “How the Constitution Protects Free-Range Parents.”  He helps make the case for the Meitivs with these arguments: In two landmark cases in the 1920s, Meyer v. Nebraska and Pierce v. Society of Sisters, the Supreme Court ruled that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment […]

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Time for a Free-Range Bill of Rights

From Maryland Mom Danielle Meitiv’s Facebook Page

Here is what the “Maryland Free-Range Mom” Danielle Meitiv wrote regarding last night’s ordeal with the police and child “protective” services: The police coerced our children into the back of a patrol car and kept them trapped there for three hours, without notifying us, before bringing them to the Crisis Center, and holding them there […]

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Say bye-bye to your family, sweetheart. Daddy did a bad thing: He couldn't find you for a few minutes, which means he is an irresponsible parent!

Dad Accused of “Child Abuse” After Toddler Sneaks Outside

Lives there a parent who hasn’t, at some point, lost track of his or her kid? That’s just the way life is — imperfect!  Until the authorities deem it a crime. In this case, CPS gets it TOTALLY RIGHT…but not the prosecutor. So don’t read this letter if you were hoping to have a good day. […]

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Who gets to rule on how we raise our kids?

How Come CPS Gets to Decide If Kids Can Walk Outside?

Here’s a great comment on the post below this one, about the Meitiv case. They Meitivs were, of course, investigated for letting their 10 and 6 year old kids walk home together from the park in suburban Maryland: I think we need to start lobbying state legislatures for reasonable laws that provide some clarity and security […]

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Children have the right to be outside, unsupervised. Parents have the right to let them go.

The Free-Range Kids & Parents Bill of Rights

These are our rights, as parents, as kids, as humans. The short Free-Range Kids and Parent Bill of Rights is this: Our children have the right to some unsupervised time, and we have the right to give it to them without getting arrested. Here is the longer, generic version. And below it is the Arkansas version […]

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