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He did pretty well on his own, too.

Boy, 6, Left to Care for His Younger Siblings While Mom Away for Days

As we contemplate the family being investigated, the kids being stripped, and the dad doing time in jail,  all because of a pre-school child being left to nap in the car for 20 minutes during a Christmas errand, let’s remember it was not always thus. Children were considered hardy. While I don’t advocate leaving them […]

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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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Mom can't find me!

If Only She’d Trusted Her Son to Make His Own Way Home

. Weirdly, this is almost the exact plot of the Tim Allen/Last Man Statnding episode I discuss in the post below this one! Dear Free-Range Kids: I hope this isn’t completely off topic but I have a story from yesterday.  So we started letting my 8 year old walk home this year from school.  He […]

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