4 Responses to Free-Range Kids on NPR Show “Here and Now”

  1. Savanah June 11, 2009 at 1:09 am #

    Listened in to your discussion a bit on NPR yesterday and thought of you reading this headline. Reposted today, but happened in 1985.

    I’m a school teacher and I’m a worrier, it’s in the blood. I definitely acknowledge our need for control and our tendency to over protect kids.


  2. Rachael Kvapil June 11, 2009 at 3:23 am #

    I listened to this yesterday. Until then I had never heard about this book or the whole “Worst Mommy in the World” title. If so, I probably would have earned that title too. I am fascinated by all my friends who are totally paranoid to let their kids do things, and now with teennagers, all the parents putting tracking devices in their cell phones. Good Lord, how about having a good relationship with their kids. That seems to have worked well with my child.

  3. Stefan June 13, 2009 at 2:17 am #

    thanks for the voice of sanity. on npr piece, particularly liked your point that free range parenting can be part of rebuilding social fabric through trust among fellow parents. our kids aren’t the only bubbled ones. we can be too in the bowling alone era. thanks.

  4. Lloyd Solem December 23, 2009 at 10:42 pm #

    Interesting read. There is currently quite a lot of information around this subject around and about on the net and some are most defintely better than others. You have caught the detail here just right which makes for a refreshing change – thanks.