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What Should We Add to This Site?

Hi Readers! In the next few weeks, we hope to expand the Free-Range Kids site to provide more. More what? Well, that’s what we’d like to know. For sure we want to come up with a way for Free-Range parents to find each other, so we’re working on that. We also want to provide some […]

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Network TV News Show Seeks Families Going “Free-Range”-ish

Hi! If your family has let the kids drop some extracurricular activities in favor of more free time — or is considering it — TV is looking for YOU. A producer for one of the evening news shows is trying to figure out if this desire for a more old-fashioned, it’s-ok-to-be-bored childhood is a trend. I think […]

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Needed: Minneapolis parent who lets kid take public transportation

Hi Readers! A Minneapolis paper is doing a story on Free-Range Kids and needs to find a local parent who lets his/her kid ride the light rail alone. Preferably a kid who is not shaving/driving/working as an accountant yet.  If that Free-Range Parent happens to be YOU and you’re willing to be interviewed and photographed, please let me […]

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“Free-Range Kids” Book Talk

The other night I gave a book talk — second in my life — at the Barnes & Noble in Park Slope, Brooklyn. If you’d like to hear some of the highlights, here you go. Two little videos of me doing my Free-Range thing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEKlZO6xXWg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ivK-VwShHE Meantime, a very happy three-day weekend to all! — Lenore

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Yes, more media!

Quick alert (before everyone goes, “Enough already!”): As mentioned right below here, I’ll be on Nightline tonight talking about dumb baby safety products (that is, dumb safety products, not safety products for dumb babies). But — news flash!  I’ll be talking about them again on Good Morning America the next day. (Saturday.) That’s it. Have […]

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Washington Post Goes Free-Range!

Or at least they let me expouse my views in today’s bfehhizsyn op-ed pages.  A Happy Mother’s Day to them! And a Happy Mother’s Day to The Week (my favorite magazine), which printed a nice, big excerpt from Free-Range Kids (the book). And yet more good wishes, this time to ABC World News Tonight, which is doing […]

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