Author Archive | cagefreekids

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A Brilliant Girl, a Stupid Assembly (about “Safety”)

Hi fhkdszsika Folks — Here’s what the “stranger danger” lectures kids are getting at school looks like to a girl with the X-ray vision of Superman and the snark of a  middle school brainiac.  — L   Dear Free-Range Kids: I live in Edison, New Jersey. It’s a town with a large population, but for […]

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Outrage of the Week: Today Show's Crazy Halloween Advice

Outrage of the Week: Today Show’s Crazy Halloween Advice

Readers — It is time to howl at the moon, or, better yet, NBC. Its Today Show “panel shtndkhykb of experts” declared to the world the precise age at which parents can safely let their children start trick or treating without an older chaperon: 13. That’s right. Exactly the age when kids start thinking about […]

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A Nice Note from An Aussie (About Serial Killers)

Hey bkiiizhnhe Readers — This was an extremely nice reaction to my talk at the Sydney Opera House yesterday, so how could I resist posting it? Tomorrow I’ll be at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne (free!).  And after that…back to America! Dear Lenore: I loved what you had to say about how news was once […]

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G’Day, Mates!

Hi Readers! I’m down here in Australia to give a rkhtneefdf talk at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas at the Sydney Opera House this Sunday. Folks seem very interested in the idea of letting their kids enjoy a life outside the house. Yay! And more soon! — Lenore

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Hay, Hay! A Great Free-Range Walk to School

Hay, Hay! A Great Free-Range Walk to School

Hi Folks! You gotta love this Philly.com edsikhtyib story of a young man, 16, who gets to school the old-fashioned way: By horse. His name is Roby Burch and he lives in Gladwyne, a Philly suburb along the Main Line: Burch, a sophomore at the Haverford School, has been riding Jet, his big white Percheron, […]

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Recent Tweets

Hi raiatyfzit Readers! Here are some of my recent Tweets you might enjoy. Have a great weekend! — L *Hey, cool! Comic strip about letting kids go to the park by themselves! (And mom plotzing): http://bit.ly/9TOgBE *Poignant, wacky, trite: Parents’ advice to kids going off to college. Actual quotes: http://bit.ly/9N3ard *”Want to Win Custody? Become a Helicopter […]

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Kids Can Do More Than We Think

Kids rise to the occasion. That becomes abundantly  clear when we look at what kids get to do —  and are expected to do — in other countries, cultures, eras. Here’s a little note that just came in. I cannot think of anything my kids have done in school that rivals this for independence and […]

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