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Again with the Fever Thingy?

. This video for Fever Scout, one of several new temperature trackers, is right: When your kid is sick, you do feel bad. But the idea that “dragging things across their forehead” — i.e., using a non-invasive, swipe the forehead thermometer — is insanely cruel, and that doing this at night can feel like “torture,” […]

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Thanks to technology, His role has been outsourced to us!

Does a GPS Device Give Kids Freedom?

From my inbox: Hey Lenore!  I came across a product the other day in my Facebook feed and I was curious about your opinion and your readers’. It’s basically a wearable GPS device for tracking your kids.  My first impression was a big eye roll. But then we had a situation this weekend that would […]

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Track Your Child Like a Felon!

Readers — Of course there are a ton of child-GPSing devices out there now, to the point where letting a child simply step outside without one may soon become a federal offense. This ad just struck me as rock bottom. It’s like a film strip for a first grader who happens to be a mom. Anyway, I […]

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To catch a predator...while driving a bus.

New School Bus Comes with “Predator Finder”

Readers — It’s weird enough when we are warned that our bumper stickers are busy attracting predators. Now there is a new line of school bus that videos the cars behind it, on the bizarre assumption that these may be driven by predators so unsure of where else to find a child that they are […]

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Peekaboo! I see you! I see all! (Photo: ChicagoNow)

George Orwell and The Elf on the Shelf

Hi Readers — I was only vaguely aware of the shelf elf, so I’m grateful to reader Frankie Wood, who just sent this in: Dear Free-Range Kids: I know, Christmas is past now, but the topic of the Elf on a Shelf came up in a recent conversation and since I don’t have my own […]

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