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Why does the fakeness of this ad rankle me so?

This “Sweet” Hershey’s Commercial is Making My Skin Crawl

. Please watch this 2-minute reverie on parenting, tweens and how many Hershey’s products two people can consume in one sitting, and then give me your reaction (because mine was visceral): . The spot shows a girl preternaturally sad because even though her (pathetic, doofus) dad is at home with her, he is tied up […]

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Since when are kids allowed to walk outside?

Mom Arrested for Letting 9 and 3 y.o. Walk to McDonald’s

. A South Carolina mom who let her 9-year-old nephew walk her 3-year-old son to the McDonald’s less than a quarter mile away has been — I’m sure you can finish this sentence in your sleep by now — arrested and charged with child neglect. . The reason? According to WSPA News 7: .  The […]

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I hope someone arrested their mom! Where IS she? And why did she let a stranger take their picture???)

Mom Charged with Neglect for Making Her Kids Walk to School

. Free country? Not if you think your kids are old enough to walk to school AND learn a lesson. A Tennessee mom, Lisa Marie Palmer, learned this the hard way, after she made her kids walk to school when they missed the bus. Wait a minute — she made her kids WALK? Outside? To […]

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Hats off!

Kudos to Parents Magazine (Yes! Parents Magazine!)

. I was giving my Free-Range Kids talk at a suburban New York school the other night and one of the audience members kept smiling as I whipped through all the reasons we’re so afraid for our kids. This lady was clearly on my side — speakers are always gauging the audience, by the way — and […]

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