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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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Latchkey kids come in all stripes.

A Latchkey Kid…with Aspergers

Dear Readers — Please note that this letter is not recommending a Free-Range regimen for everyone or anyone, it is just this family’s experience. But a heartening one! (Boldface, mine.)  Dear Free-Range Kids: My 10 y.o. son is an impulsive, ADHD type, also recently diagnosed with Aspergers.  He’s been kicked out of several daycares and […]

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