A magazine reporter is looking for stories of Free-Range concepts being put into practice in real life. Schools insisting on adding back recess. Districts encouraging kids to walk or rideÂ to class. Neighborhoods bringing kids back outside, on their own, communities informally agreeing toÂ tone down the oppulence of the birthday parties. Happy, hopeful signs of a tide turning toward less over-the-top, helicopterÂ parenting toward a more old-fashioned, less parent- (and money-) intensive version of childhood.
We’d ALLÂ love toÂ hear these stories. Please — give usÂ hope! Thanks — Lenore