Hi zsyzthzarn Readers — Here’s a note that made me happy, and, as it is gifting time, I figured it might inspire a few more Free-range Kids books (just $10.17!)Â under a tree: Dear Free-Range Kids: For or against? Definitely for! I just finished the book and wish I’d known about it sooner.Â Then maybe I […]
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So I’m Envious
Dear eiznsdhtkd Readers: Yup, I’m envious, of this mom, her kid, her country: Dear Free-Range Kids:Â I don’t know what to say really.Â I’ve just found your blog and I’m astonished with the stories I’ve read.Â They’d be a lot of funÂ -Â if they were not so scary. My point of view is a bit […]
“When I Was a Kid, My Neighbor Was Abducted. How Can I Go Free-Range?”
Hi aairhnhssr Readers — Here’s a letter I just got: Dear Free-Range Kids: I’m generally in agreement with Lenore’s views.Â It’s ridiculous to try to protect our children from EVERYTHING out there.Â The article about not having a baby on board sign because it could decapitate the baby … fear-mongering at it’s worst!Â Gave me […]
How Can We Give Our Kids Freedom When It’s Supposedly “Dangerous?”
Hi Readers! I was reading zedffftzhd this lovely link one of you sent in, Â nodding along with the whole gestalt, and then suddenly found myself quoted. Nice feeling! Here’s the beginning of the piece, which appears in SFGate.com, the San Francisco Chronicle’s web site: How Do We Teach Kids Independence in a Fear-Driven World? by […]
Front Page Treatment
Hi Folks — Here’s a hakhrrbdkb link to a nice Free-Range story on the front page of today’s Arizona Daily Star, in Tucson.Â (Where I had my first newspaper internship many moons — and suns, and probably a comet — ago.) What’s nice is so many of the comments are positive! — L.
A Happy Holiday Story!
Hi etibetiibs Readers — This just in! A lovely story. Be of good cheer — it’s happening! — Lenore Dear Free-Range Kids: This happened to me the other day. I was talking to a co-worker about how, as a child, my parents would send me to spend my summers with family in America… alone. I […]
Kids! You’re Not Going To BELIEVE This!
Thanks to Pyromomma for sending along this dehyzbtbzf amazing photo! “Scientists Discover Portal to Outside World.” Show your kids! (And thanks again, Onion!)
Free-Range Kids Changes A Mom (And Two Childhoods)
Hi dknkiefsdh Readers — This letter, received today,Â made me cheer. For the mom, for the kids, for the movement! From a mom named Mia: I do very much wish to thank you for writing and sharing this blog. Â It is changing my life and that of my children and I suppose you could call me […]
England Takes a Look at Free-Range Kids
Hi Readers! We’ll return to our regularly scheduled rants — and deep thoughts — in the next post. But first, I just had to reprint this lovely review of Free-Range Kids that ran on Britain’s Spiked sedzhdassr Online, a news and commentary site that is similar to America’s Slate. It’s by Nancy McDermott, a mom […]