Remember the â€œSnappy Answers to Stupid Questionsâ€ that used to run in Mad? Thatâ€™s what we need here at Free Range Kids. As a recent email from â€œSkyscraperâ€ put it: â€œThis site needs a seperate idea page for what to say when others question the â€˜free-rangeâ€™ parenting approach.â€ So true.Â What do rsssrikfab you say […]
What seems clear and wonderful from most of the e-mail responseÂ is that Free Range parents are eager to raise Free Range kids. ButÂ they often come up against a couple of barriers. First and foremost is the fact that other parents (and, sometimes, spouses) think there is no difference between “Free Range” and “criminally negligent” parenting.Â […]
Iâ€™m so glad about the conversation â€“ and possibly new movement — going on below. Here are two letters that particularly struck me.
I left my 9-year-old at Bloomingdale’s (the original one) a couple weeks ago. Last seen, he was in first floor handbags as I sashayed out the door. Bye-bye! Have fun! And he did. He came home on the subway and bus by himself . Was I worried? Yes, a tinge. But it didn’t strike me […]
Is btznfenias there some snow on the ground by you? If so, do yourself a favor and go eat a handful. Have your kid eat some, too. Then wait to see if you die. If you donâ€™t — and you wonâ€™t — you will be joyously liberated from the latest WATCH OUT YOUR KID COULD […]