…and then there are those who disagree with Free-Range Kids:

A Reader Writes: “The yyindheyiz amount of fallacies propounded by the supporters of this idea is astounding… and that includes the author of this site.  She apparently thinks that only fatal abductions are a risk to be worried about, and also stacks a number from just one source against the entire population of the U.S.  […]

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Belated Mother’s Day Thoughts!

With Mother’s Day upon us  like a breakfast tray of hot coffee accidentally spilled on the blanket (amid tears), it is time to ask that equally burning question: What do moms want? The answer? We want to relax a little. Not just relax in bed reading People and under a hot, soggy blanket.  We want a […]

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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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Happy Mother’s Day (and a totally unrelated post)

First off: HAPPY etfbnybfha MOTHER’S DAY! Is this way way WAY too tacky? I hope not.  I am fresh out of great Free Range fodder for a sec, so here is an interview with me that is up now on  the cool website Motherhood Later than Sooner. (Yup. I’m an older mom.) I promise not to keep self-promoting, […]

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Dealing with the “What If?” Folks

Hi Free-Rangers and Others! Below you’ll find a post that I just loved from the blog Rancid risbdrffhi Raves.   It’s about my book, but it’s also about the big issue of, “What if?”  I.e., how come so many parents immediately try to conjure up the very worst case scenario whenever we give our kids an […]

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Great, Pithy Quote About How We Get the Numbers Wrong

Granted, this quote is about a competely different topic — one I don’t even want to discuss here:  swine flu. BUT this observation by Professor Dirk Brockmann, who models epidemics, holds so true for so MANY  fears, I just had to to shout it out. Here he is, as quoted in today’s New ztandfznzn York […]

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Responding to: “If You’re Free-Range, You’re Irresponsible”

Hi, Free-Rangers! Leaving behind the topics of politics, feminism, environmentalism and all that, here is a comment from a few posts back: “I zneskndsyy work in law enforcement in the child predator unit in a mid-size city. Kids meeting people on the Internet is the tip of the iceberg. It doesn’t sound like anyone here […]

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