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Sometimes it is FINE to let sleeping kids lie. Photo source: Pixabay.

Kids More Likely to Die OUTSIDE of Cars than Waiting IN Them: New York Post

Readers, I am thrilled that Andrea Peyser had the guts to put our kids-waiting-in-cars hysteria into focus. From her column today: “We’ve become hyper-fearful about any children being left alone for even a second,’’ said Lenore Skenazy, a public speaker and author of “Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts With […]

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A mom of 4 is in an Atlanta jail.

“Thankfully, the Children are OK.” Mom Arrested Anyway

Readers, Here is the latest instance of what happens when a country has been brainwashed into believing that any parent who makes a mistake is a menace who deserves her kids taken away. In this case, an Atlanta mom of four kids, ages 1-6, had them wait in the  car for all of 16 minutes […]

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Deciding What’s News: Child Danger Edition

Got this letter which is so perfect, I had to share: Dear Free-Range Kids: Here we go again: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Police-Charge-Woman-For-Leaving-Kids-in-Car-265587491.html  This is the top story in Philly! When this story first broke, it was that babies were found in the car, rescued, and rushed to the hospital. Later, information emerged that the SUV had the air […]

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Paramedics to the non-rescue!!

Infant Left in Car for 4 MINUTES and the PARAMEDICS Must Examine Her?

Here we go again: Yardley Mother Facing Charges After Leaving Infant In Car LOWER MAKEFIELD, Pa. – A Yardley Mother is facing charges, after police say she left her 10 week old daughter unattended in her car while shopping at a Lower Makefield drugstore. Police say 47-year-old Cynthia Kelly left the baby in the car […]

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Hmm. These kids are OUTSIDE, unsupervised, but perhaps do not warrant a call to the COPS.

Stop Calling 911 About Every Parent You Find Sub-optimal

What a great piece by Michael Brendan Dougherty in The Week (a magazine for which I created and ran the weekly humor contest for three years till they took it in house. But I guess that’s neither here nor there.) Dougherty starts out noting the Salon story, wherein a mom let her son wait in the car […]

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