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the link! – L.
I’m a first time mom. I found your book on a whim. It’s the best thing I’ve ever read. And I was an English major/teacher so I’ve read a lot. Shakespeare, Vonnegut, Homer… I liked you better.
While pregnant I read zero other parenting books. I only read yours. It gave me so much confidence as a new mom. Granted my son is only four months old so he won’t be playing outside unsupervised for awhile but when he does now I’m ready!
In the Internet age it’s easy to get caught up in the hype that other moms put out there, “If you let your child walk to the park/talk to a stranger/walk away from you in any public place they will be kidnapped and die.” It was overwhelming and for awhile I worried I was going to be a bad mother because I didn’t share those view points. Was there something wrong with me because I wanted to give my son a childhood like I had and believed was still possible? Once I read Free Range Kids I realized nope, nothing wrong with me!
Thank you so much for writing this book and giving me confidence as a new mom to be who I want to be and to raise my son how I want to raise him. Without fear!
Wishing you everything good, Sarah, and the same to your lucky boy!