Folks! As you may or may not know, I give Free-Range Kids talks all over the place. This coming Tuesday, Oct. 9, I will be speaking at the Wellesley Mothers Forum in Wellesley, MA, at 8 p.m. Last week I was in Wyndham, NH, keynoting the New Hampshire Children in Nature Coalition — a great group of teachers, naturalists and government types dedicated to getting kids back outside, connecting with dirt, trees, bugs and everything else that kids have always (until just recently) connected with! Here’s a post-speech note I just got that made my day. – L
Lenore, it was great to meet you the other day at the conference in Wyndham. Thanks for helping change my perspective! My son is thankful too. Yesterday I let him bike to the ice cream place down the road from our house — by himself. He was thrilled! (And even returned 2 minutes early.) He will be walking to swim practice in the next couple of weeks as well.
I’ve been sharing this new understanding with anyone who will listen. The common response seems to be the same as mine: This makes so much sense. I’d been shifted into a state of fear due to the media. I’m so happy to give my children the opportunities for freedom that I had.
Thanks again. – K.
Lenore here: Thank YOU, K. For listening with an open mind and then opening up your son’s world!
Come back, kids!