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An unsupervised 38-year-old. Where are his parents???

Mom Investigated for Letting Son, 38, Live on Own

. Hats off to Sarah Sahagian for understanding this issue so deeply, as her reporting in The Beaverton indicates: Toronto – After her 38 year-old son Ben Johnson moved out and got a job at Starbucks, Child Protective Services decided to investigate his mother, Deborah, for possible child neglect and abandonment. “A neighbour saw Ben working […]

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I want to eat dirt!

Help Needed: How Convince Spouse to Stop Overprotecting Baby?

. This dad cannot be the only person out there who wonders how much a baby can handle in terms of dirt and bumps: Dear Free-Range Kids: . Please direct to where I can find research, or better yet, documentaries about what minor risks that you don’t need to worry about with infants — like […]

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A happy meal?

“Enjoy our Cafe in the Crypt!”

. In London today, my son and I wandered around and ended up at St Martin in the Fields Church.  (Yes, yes, I have let strangers know I am on holiday and now my home will be burgled. Enjoy my rhinestones.) St Martins is outrageously beautiful and it does indeed serve lovely gourmet food in […]

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A 1970s day at Ontario Place--Children's Village. (Photo from Allan's Perspective)

Screaming and Laughing: Something You Still Hear?

. Voila, vintage footage of the now defunct Ontario Place — Children’s Village, a giant playground I’d never heard of. Designed by Eric McMillan, it included a “Punching Bag Forest,” as well as an enormous air mattress, and something called a “Snake Tube Crawl.” It was incredibly popular. What struck me most upon watching this […]

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Her husband is a dot on the map parents' dread.

My Husband Committed a Sex Offense

. Dots on a sex offender map terrify many parents. “Look! There’s one of them in the neighborhood!” Here is a letter from the wife of one of “them.” I would not be afraid for my family to live near him. Dear Free Range Kids: I’m married to a registered sex offender. I’ve told our […]

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