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Hi! I'm dead, I bummed everyone out during the Super Bowl, and I'm not even the worst Free-Range story of last year!

The 10 Worst Free-Range Kids Stories of 2015 (and the 5 best!)

. A mash-up of the most insane events proceeding from the desire to keep our precious kids safe…no matter how moronically: 1 – Mom Who Overslept While Her Son Walked to School Handcuffed, Threatened with 10 Years’ Sentence In November, Connecticut mom Maria Hasankolli overslept while her son, age 8, got himself ready for school, […]

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You must be MATURE to walk around a mall!

“No One Under 17 Should Be Unaccompanied at the Mall”

. If some kids sometimes shoplift or get into fights, is that reason enough to ban them ALL from the mall without an adult? The people in this news report don’t even ponder that far-reaching question. So let’s rephrase it: If men sometimes shoplift or get into fights, is that reason enough to ban them […]

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Fly the insulting skies of United!

At United Airlines, 15 is the New 12

. At United Airlines, 15-year-olds will now have to be accompanied on and off the plane by a paid escort. (That sounds a little weird!) Until this month, the requirement was only for kids aged 5-12. This new rule will cost parents $150 a trip, which is such a total rip-off that the mind boggles […]

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Tweens are not like lost luggage.

Dear Prudence Tells a Fearful Parent of a 12 year old to Chill

Let’s hear it for Dear Prudence, the advice lady over at Slate, who was recently sent this letter: Q. Negligence or Get Over It?  Our child recently flew to overnight camp, and we arranged for my in-laws to pick him up from the airport. He is 12 years old and is technically allowed to fly unaccompanied […]

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