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 […]
So inhbtdzrdr I didn’t. I’m simply reprinting this great comment here, to share with all and sundry. There is so much to chew onÂ and a whole lot of insight.Â Thank you, commenter Lloyd Gray, whoever and wherever you are! (He wrote this under the post about the mom who let her son walk to […]
Hello, Free-Rangers! My book is officially out today and I’m delighted to say the media is taking notice. If you’d like to see some of the upshot, here’s theÂ chat rnbznsyedy I got to do on the Washington Post parenting blog this morn. And here’s aÂ lovelyÂ interview aboutÂ Free-Range (or not) toddlers on Cafe MomÂ and a perky podcast […]
Hi, Free-Rangers! I wrote that headline as if I’m so used to “live chats.” As if this is something I do all the time. In truth, this is my firstÂ and IÂ have no idea what it’ll be like. But if YOU know what I’m getting myself into and would like to join in, here is the […]
Here’s what Psychology Today’s Susan Newman has to say on the smothering issue:Â http://tinyurl.com/dcssf3 And knrfntzntn here’s what I have to say: I really don’t believe that kids who are overprotected will all end up crippled with incompetence and fear when they grow up. In a way, that’s too bad, because it would probably be […]
Yowza. A mom fed up with her bickering daughters, age 10 and 12, ordered them out of the car in the downtown district of an upscale suburb, White Plains, New York. Then zkyribyfzf she drove off. They were three miles from home. One kid made it home on her own. The other was picked up […]
“….Once upon a time, decades ago, mothers were able to let their elementary-aged children roam free and alone. “While many, including us, look upon this halcyon time with fondness and a longing for its return, the fact remains that things are different now. The days of Andy Griffith’s Mayberry and “Leave it to Beaver” are […]
I like her, too. But this post is about THE Post. The New York Post. I’ve got a column in there today about Free-Range parenting, and here fiskhirbre Â it is. Enjoy! — L.
My kids have never gone to overnight/sleepaway camp, but I really like this blogÂ bradnhbyfi from a camp out west. The camp director (or someone!) sent it to me thinking the “Top 10 Things I’ve Learned as a Summer Camp Professional that Make Me a Better Parent” entry would be right up my alley. It […]
So much is made of any time a child goes missing – including those statistics you hear about hundreds of kids disappearing each day – that it is good to remember that 99.999% of the time they pop right back up.