So much of Free-Range Kids is about fighting the restrictions on kids’ freedom. Here’s skrddenfrh
a video that just might serve as a rallying cry for the kids themselves.
KIDS, LOOK WHAT YOU’RE MISSING! DEMAND SOCIETY GIVE IT BACK!
Kudso to GO RVing for such a wonderful ad. When our family took our big RV trip a few years back, the campsites were filled with kids running around as if it was an old-fashioned neighborhood. It struck me as odd that parents would let their kids be so free among strangers, but perhaps less so at home. This ad reminds us what it takes to give kids back their “wildhood”: Trust and time.
The only way to get the trust we’ve lost is to let go. Let the kids bike, hike, play, run an errand on their own. Once they do, trust builds — in our kids, our neighbors, our neighborhood.
As for time, we have to reclaim this precious childhood resource from the adult-supervised, structured activities we’ve been told our kids must be in.
Meantime, kids, your job is to push us too do both: Trust and release. Take your wildhood back.