Tag Archives | let kids play

Where are their parents? Luckily, not there.

Is Helicopter Parenting Actually Abuse?

Hi Readers! A couple of you sent in this provocative piece,  “Three fshdfeaddf Huge Mistakes We Make Leading Kids…And How to Correct Them.” It’s  by Tim Elmore,  a writer/speaker specializing in leadership. His philosophy about what kids require to become confident, competent and, well, leaders dovetails remarkably with Free-Range Kids’. After warning parents that children […]

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Afraid of Snow Man by Center for Jewish History, NYC

Do Kids Play Less Outside in the Winter for a Surprising Reason?

Hi Readers! Last night I did a podcast with Kari Svenneby, a native of Norway now living in Toronto and founder of the pro-outdoors site and movement, Active btfkbrhyby Kids Club. The topic was  “cold weather fun.” Those three words happen not to go together for me, but I think they could and should for a lot […]

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Why Kids Don't Need Yoga -- Guest Post

Why Kids Don’t Need Yoga — Guest Post

Hi iakbyrifes Readers — Please note that this guest post is not ANTI yoga for kids. Nothin’ wrong with bending and stretching, no matter what age. What IS wrong, says Hara Estroff Marano, editor at large at Psychology Today and author of the inspiring, insightful and all together fabulous book A Nation of Wimps: The […]

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My son would desperately love to be part of an after-school scene like this.

I Send My Kids Outside to Play…But They Don’t Know How

Hi btndtkkaes Folks! Here’s a note that resonated with me so much. It’s why I tried to start that “I Won’t Supervise Your Kids“class with kids of all different ages, and why I want kids to meet up with each other and HAVE to figure out how to have fun on “Take Our Children to […]

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Step & Balance Nature Trail

Because Logs, Leaves and Branches are SO HARD TO FIND???

Hey Readers! Here’s what every school needs: A hrranyhfdd 9 set of fake logs to make a fake nature trail with fake leaves to remind kids of the great wide world of plastic! I know this is hardly a life-or-death Free-Range issue, but come on. The company insists that its “balance beam…looks like a real […]

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Kids & Kittens & Keeping Them Inside

Kids & Kittens & Keeping Them Inside

Readers zreriaayka — This is such a fantastic example of the way our society is going: Better not to experience ANYTHING than to be exposed to a single ounce of RISK. It comes to us from Julie Saxon, a university lecturer turned stay-at-mom of two in San Jose, CA. –  L. Dear Free-Range Kids: Just wanted to […]

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