Tag Archives | Child Protective Services

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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This mom let her kids play in the fenced-in backyard. Child Protective Services came to investigate.

Kids Play in Backyard While Mom Does Dishes. An Investigation Ensues

. I’m thrilled and worried when these stories make the news (via CTV): A Winnipeg mom was doing the dishes while her three kids, 10, 5 and 2 , played in their fenced-in backyard. A neighbor called to report “unattended” kids frolicking and Jacqui Kendrick was visited by a child protective services rep. The rep […]

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After handcuffing a mom who let her 7 year old walk to the playground, the charges are dropped. Gee, why? She sounds like such a threat.

Charges Against Mom Who Let 7 y.o. Walk to Park are DROPPED!

Readers, great news from Port St. Lucie, Fla, where, this summer, Nicole Gainey was arrested and taken to jail in handcuffs for letting her son, 7, walk to the park! Thanks to the Rutherford Institute for this story AND for arranging defense for the single mom! Florida officials have agreed not to pursue the prosecution […]

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Advice for a Free-Ranger on adopting a school age child?

A Free-Ranger Considers Adopting: Advice Needed

Folks — This is an area I have no expertise in. Can those of you who have adopted, or know about the process, help out? Thanks! – L Dear Free-Range Kids: I’ve noticed we have some adoptive parents in this crowd. I would really like to adopt, but I am concerned about dealing with the […]

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M'am, was that YOUR child who was walking to school today?

CPS and Free-Range Parents

Readers — This comes to us from one of my favorite thinker/writer/lawyers: David Pimentel. In 2012 he wrote the wonderful piece, “Child Neglect and the Free-Range Parent: Is Overprotective Parenting the New Standard of Care?“ Alas, in some legal ways, it is. Now he’visiting the issue of what happens when Child Protective Services believes Free-Range Parenting […]

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Kids Play Outside, Child Protective Services Comes Calling

Kids Play Outside, Child Protective Services Comes Calling

Readers – Before you read this, let me say that I am eagerly awaiting a call later today from a lawyer whose organization fights for parents’ rights to raise their kids as they see fit, so long as they aren’t hurting them. In the meantime, here’s why we need a group like that: Dear Free-Range […]

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