. When Curious George was born 75 years ago this month, his German Jewish parents, H.A. and Margaret Rey, were fleeing the Nazis. They took George with them, in the form of a manuscript. As Alison adnrssenkz Lobron notes in The Boston Globe: Three generationsÂ children have grown up with Curious George, who celebrates his 75th […]
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Stop Your Kid From Making Out — Remotely
. This Buick ad is airing on the Olympics. It’s about a tracker for kids old enough to drive (the Buick). It shows a mom and dad realizing that their at-least-16-year-old daughter has parked on Lover’s Lane. Yikes! As the Taliban would say: Let us stop this whoring spawn of Satan! But, being Americans, they […]
School Bans Clapping. Kids May Wriggle, Punch the Air and Show “Excited Faces”
. Elanora Heights, a public school in Sydney, Australia, has banned clapping out of “respect” for noise-sensitive students. Instead, kids can “conduct a silent cheer.” Woo hoo! Sorry… I mean (I am waving my hands in the air in front of my laptop while grinning excitedly). AsÂ The zshthsebez Herald Sun reports: In its July 18 […]
American Hyper-parenting Is Infiltrating Norway
. Fear ktzaaeindt is a virus. It can spread even to the independent reaches of Scandinavia, as this letter suggests. It comes to us fromÂ IngebjÃ¸rg Berg Holm, an interior architect, novelist, and mother of two adventurous kids, aged 4 and 6.The 6-year-old walks himself home Â and runs small errands. His little sister is looking forward […]
School to Child: We Will Carry that Shovel For You
. Think of our proud founding fathers, the Minutemen who ran in from the fields to wage a revolution. These were ordinary people entrusted to win the freedom of an entire country, accustomed as they were to toiling, being tested, and rising to the occasion. Here’s how we breed that out of our kids: Dear […]
Dear Prudence: I’m Scared That My 4-year-old Is 20 Ft Away from the Adult With Her!
. Let’s hear it for Mallory hzryrahehy Ortberg, who, like her “Dear Prudence” predecessor Emily Yoffe, is a wonderful advice giver. In fact, she’s so wonderful that I have to include the entire Free-Range question she just got, and her wise — restrained — answer. Also, let me put in a pitch for Mallory’s book, […]
Why Are People So Mad at the Girl Reporter, Age 9, Covering a Murder?
. This bsnehfafyt story is everywhere today. As CBS News reports: A 9-year-old reporter who wrote about a suspected murder in her small Pennsylvania town is defending herself after some locals lashed out about a young girl covering violent crimes. Hilde Kate Lysiak got a tip Saturday afternoon about something untoward happening on 9th street […]
Really, Girl Scouts? Even H.S. Seniors Need Adult to Supervise Their Cookie Selling?
. At first I read these official Girl bnttsyisrz Scout Safety Tips as saying girls age 6-12 must be supervised by an adult when selling door to door. Then I read them again, particularly Tip #4: Safety Tips:Â All girls who participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program use 10 Basic Safety Guidelines 4. Partner with […]
“It’s Not Appropriate for Your Son to Walk Home Unaccompanied Until Middle School” — How to Fight Back
. How kthazkyykn does change happen? How do we give kids — and ourselves — the freedom we all deserve? Freedom to be part of the world? Â Sometimes all it takes is simply standing our ground and demanding our rights. Here’s what one mom did. – L Dear Free-Range Kids: I LOVE what you are […]
At United Airlines, 15 is the New 12
. At United Airlines, 15-year-olds yfitzhhebi will now have to be accompanied on and off the plane by a paid escort. (That sounds a little weird!) Until this month, the requirement was only for kids aged 5-12. This new rule will cost parents $150 a trip, which is such a total rip-off that the mind […]