Alex zsnnaarzyr McDaniel tweets a lot — about sports, books, politics. She’s fun, and not a punch-puller, and when she tweets about her life as a mom, usually it’s for laughs. For instance here’s one from when her son was two: me: no eating cookies in the bed 2yo: i eating them in my mouth […]
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The Time Fox TV’s Kennedy Almost Had Her Baby Taken Away by the State
Katherine Mangu-Ward, editor of Reason nthtdfbare Magazine (where I am a contributor) interviewed the Fox Business Network host Kennedy. I’ve been on Kennedy’s show, she is fantastic and funny and Free-Range, but I never knew this had happened to her: REASON: What keeps you awake at night? Obviously you have a chance to talk […]
Boy, 3, Sneaks Out and Wanders onto 6-Lane Highway: Is Mom Guilty of Neglect?
. David iankznzksa Pimentel is law professor at University of Idaho and the father of six Free-Range kids. He writes and speaks about why it’s wrong to legally mandate helicopter parenting. You can find his articles here. And here’s his post on an important verdict (subheads and boldface, mine): . In a critical decision in […]
Kids Play in Backyard While Mom Does Dishes. An Investigation Ensues
. I’m thrilled and worried when these zazynidfin stories make the news (via CTV): A Winnipeg mom was doing the dishes while her three kids, 10, 5 and 2 , played in their fenced-in backyard. A neighbor called to report “unattended” kids frolicking and Jacqui Kendrick was visited by a child protective services rep. The […]
Charges Against Mom Who Let 7 y.o. Walk to Park are DROPPED!
Readers, great news from Port St. Lucie, Fla, where, this summer, Nicole eeyirifzdy Gainey was arrested and taken to jail in handcuffs for letting her son, 7, walk to the park! Thanks to the Rutherford Institute for this story AND for arranging defense for the single mom! Florida officials have agreed not to pursue the […]
A Free-Ranger Considers Adopting: Advice Needed
Folks ifzbthzeea — This is an area I have no expertise in. Can those of you who have adopted, or know about the process, help out? Thanks! – L Dear Free-Range Kids: I’ve noticed we have some adoptive parents in this crowd. I would really like to adopt, but I am concerned about dealing with […]
CPS and Free-Range Parents
Readers etbdyedkbi — This comes to us from one of my favorite thinker/writer/lawyers: David Pimentel. In 2012 he wrote the wonderful piece, “Child Neglect and the Free-Range Parent: Is Overprotective Parenting the New Standard of Care?“Â Alas, in some legal ways, it is. Now he’visiting the issue of what happens when Child Protective Services believes Free-Range […]
Help Needed: Your “I Let My Kid Wait in the Car” Stories!
From ezkikykine my mailbag…straight to my stomach, which is knotted in fear and anger: . Hi Lenore, my name is Christina Moon. I am a 32 year old mom of two girls, ages 7 and 4. A few weeks ago I had to make a return at a jcpenney near our home in Michigan. My […]
Kids Play Outside, Child Protective Services Comes Calling
Readers ehabzkesrf – Before you read this, let me say that I am eagerly awaiting a call later today from a lawyer whose organization fights for parents’ rights to raise their kids as they see fit, so long as they aren’t hurting them. In the meantime, here’s why we need a group like that: Dear […]
Cops Detain 6-year-old for Walking Around Neighborhood (And It Gets Worse)
Readers ysyhekiknb — The story below makes me so sad and so angry, and you will see why. If anyone at Child Protective Services or the police department would pick up a single book written before predator panic swept the country, they’d see that 6-year-olds were always part of the neighborhood scene, scampering, playing, or […]