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Guest Post: How to Get Kids Outside & Exploring Again

Hi dfsktystye Readers — Here’s a note and a plug from a Free-Ranger across the pond  who has come up with a new way to lure kids outside. His name is Daniel Raven-Ellison, he lives in London and he’s a “geography activist.” As such he’s a founding member of The Geography Collective — a partnership of […]

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Blogroll

Dating Advice (strange idea, but they write about how to give kids more freedom — an issue that comes up on dates and in couples!) Active Kids Club Angels & Urchins Baby Unplugged BAM Radio CafeMom.com Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood Carl Honore’s thoughtful parenting blog Child Perspective ChildWild cleveland.com/parents coolmom.com Corbyn Hightower Domestic Product […]

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Outrage of the Week: Before the Slumber Party, Paperwork

Hi Readers! In the category of “overkill” and “probably not representative of the culture as a whole, but still instructive,” and “wacko!” here’s an amazing post from the blog Doctor deananzttf Grumpy in the House: A dad (Dr. Grumpy, I presume) was dropping off his daughter at a friend’s house for a sleepover when the […]

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A Letter That Says It All

Hi htifztdsty Readers — I got this note yesterday and so many points resonated for me, I thought I’d share it. I think the writer makes a great point about hindsight — that just because, when looking back, we can see how most ills could have been prevented doesn’t mean that if we only plan hard enough, […]

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“5 Minutes for Books” Reviews Free-Range…And Is Shocked!

Two moms,  “5 Minutes for Books” managing editor Jennifer Donovan and her colleague Dawn, reviewed my book arezairddh in tandem — then did a half-hour podcast with me. Both are available here.  From their review: Jennifer: The more I read, the more surprised (and disheartened) I was at how much our parenting culture has changed in the […]

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Happy Mother’s Day (and a totally unrelated post)

First off: HAPPY etfbnybfha MOTHER’S DAY! Is this way way WAY too tacky? I hope not.  I am fresh out of great Free Range fodder for a sec, so here is an interview with me that is up now on  the cool website Motherhood Later than Sooner. (Yup. I’m an older mom.) I promise not to keep self-promoting, […]

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What Happens When Kids Can’t Play

Hello, Readers! We have another guest post today, this one from developmental psychologist Dr. Helene Guldberg, a founder of the wonderful, British, on-line current affairs blog, Spiked (www.spiked-online.com). fidhntthnf She’s also author of Reclaiming Childhood: Freedom and Play in an Age of Fear. The thing I found most shocking in this post is that you […]

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Thanksgiving with Dr. Phil

You snerhandbs know you need Dr. Phil if you’re watching him on Thanksgiving. But if indeed you do tune in, you’ll see a rerun of “Extreme Moms.” One of them is me. Extreme? I’m on the show as the mom who let her 9-year-old take the subway alone, a fact that will be chiseled on […]

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Lenore Skenazy on TV (Creative Commons License, 1.0 Public Domain)

Have Lenore Speak

AUDIENCES LOVE LENORE: “Lenore had the crowd eating out of her hand!” – Amy Draves, visiting speaker manager, Microsoft, Redmond, WA “A GODDAMNED ROCK STAR! Seriously, Janis Joplin at Monterey level!” – Nick Gillespie, editor in chief, Reason  “We hosted a TED-style event on parenting with seven illustrious speakers.  Lenore was a stand-out.  Virtually every […]

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