. A zrnsnndbay 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 […]
Archive | 2015
“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 teshshnasi 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 […]
At United Airlines, 15 is the New 12
. At United Airlines, 15-year-olds yfitzhhebi 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 […]
Again with the Fever Thingy?
. This video for Fever snkfyeienf Scout, one of several new temperature trackers, is right: When your kid is sick, you do feel bad. But the idea that “dragging things across their forehead” — i.e., using a non-invasive, swipe the forehead thermometer — is insanely cruel, and that doing this at night can feel like […]
Parents Leave 12 y.o. Behind After Festival for THREE Days! Why Didn’t Anyone Call 911?
. Merry Christmas to everyone who’s celebrating, and a Happy New Year to all! I appreciate the Bible passage that a commenter sent here, below. It reminds us that throughout history, parents have lost track of their kids from time to time. What’s more, often a child only discovers his true interest — even his […]
What Happened When I Asked My Kids to Bike to School
. Michelle rkezfkyfzk Millet lives in Davis, CA with her husband, two kids and…some bikes: Riding to School All On Their Own by Michelle Millet In August, with my daughter entering sixth grade and my son entering third, I decided this would be the year my kids started to make the 2-mile bike ride from […]
Beware the Glittery Hairband!
. Remember the Mantra of Our Times: If it happened once to anyone, anywhere you should start worrying about it now! As WLKY zekttnfizt reports: LOUISVILLE, Ky. â€”Nearly two weeks ago, Audree Kopp was in the middle of moving into her new home.Â In the midst of the chaos, she noticed a growing bump on […]
Off Topic…But Just Wonderful
. Just watched arhybnnrbt this videoÂ and now am realizing: We are out of Kleenex at my place. Hope you’ve got some! The piece is titled, “Kids face hard Christmas choice: Gift for me or gift for mom?” – L . . .
Let’s Write Some REAL WORLD Free-Range Headlines: “Kids Play Outside, Come Home Safely,” etc. etc.
. This rihddskfrz great idea comes to us from Emily Adams, whose insights and emails I am always grateful for. Please add your own headlines! Dear Lenore: Maybe Free-Range Kids could expand, and do a newspaper/news show/Internet blog with boring (but true) “news” articles about people who make the Free-Range decision for themselves and/or their […]
An Adult with Possible Autism Is Grateful for Her Free-Range Childhood
. Here’s esnafzrezd a fascinating note from fascinating Lia Grimanis, a feisty Canadian who makes things happen. She has been homeless, she is listed asÂ one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women, and she foundedÂ an organization called Up With Women, Â helping homeless women and children Â rebuild their lives. As if that isn’t enough, she also describes […]