. Danielle zskzhaifkb Meitiv, the Free-Range mom investigated by Child Protective Services twice for the unconscionable crime of letting her kids walk home from the park in Â Silver Spring, Maryland, has a new paranoid entity to deal with: The Montgomery County School District. Starting this year, every parent who wants to volunteer, even for a […]
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The Simpons’ Season Finale: Marge Jailed for Letting Bart Play at Park Unsupervised!
. Readers, one of you must be good at figuring out where to find the latest Simpsons’ episode, legally. (We have plenty of people in my home who can do it the other way.) If/when you do, please share its embed code. But until that date, here is a synopsis of last night’s season finale. […]
How to Fight the Laws and Culture That Mandate Helicopter Parenting
. This post comes to us from the amazingÂ appellate and intellectual property attorney at Andrews Kurth LLP, Matthew ftadkzhbay Dowd,Â whoÂ took on the Meitiv cases(s), pro bono, and won! Â He says he now gets to sleep in sometimes because his 11-year-old son and 7-old-daughter walk themselves to school. Building on the Every Student Succeeds Act, by […]
The 10 Worst Free-Range Kids Stories of 2015 (and the 5 best!)
. A zrnsnndbay mash-up of the most insane events proceeding from the desire to keep our precious kids safe…no matter how moronically: 1 – Mom Who Overslept While Her Son Walked to School Handcuffed, Threatened with 10 Years’ Sentence In November, Connecticut mom Maria Hasankolli overslept while her son, age 8, got himself ready for […]
Tired of Worrying Someone Will Report You For Letting Your Kid Play Outside or Wait in Car?
. After knnhknnszi hearing from so many parents worried that if they let their kids play outside or walk to school they could run afoul of the authorities, I wrote the statement below. Please fiddle with it to your satisfaction, then bring it to your mayor, or next town meeting, or post it on Facebook […]
U.S. SENATE PASSES FIRST EVER FREE-RANGE KIDS LEGISLATION, THANKS TO CLAUSE ADDED BY SEN. MIKE LEE
Sen. Â Mike Lee (R, Utah) proposed Â the first ever Free-Range Kids and Parents federal legislation, which was passed by the U.S. Senate yesterday. Thatâ€™s right: a Free-Range Kids clause made its way into the Every Child Achieves Act, a re-authorization of major federal law that governs funding and regulation of elementary education in the United […]
To The Police Chief Who Said 7-year-olds Should Not Be Alone, Especially in a Park
. About aeiakazkis a week ago, you may recall, a Maine mom wasÂ charged with child endangermentÂ for letting her 7 year old play by herself for an hour in the park visible from the family’s porch. This is a letter by a Free-Ranger to the Police Chief there, who defended the summons as well as the […]
MEITIV FAMILY IN MARYLAND CLEARED OF ALL CHARGES!
From Danielle Meitiv’s Facebook page comes glorious news! MORE tkzddkyzrf GOOD NEWS on the free-range front: We received the notice about CPS’ findings in the second, horrible incident when the kids were picked up on April 12th. They “ruled out” neglect, which means BOTH cases have been decided in our favor and are now closed. […]
Why Do I Keep Scaring People With Stories of Good Parents Hounded by the Authorities?
. A reader just wrote to ask why do I keepÂ scaring Free-Rangers by publicizing the worst and rarest cases of cops and CPS overreach? Stories like what happened to the Meitivs kshkdidiyn of Maryland, or the family of the 11-year-old in Florida, or Debra Harrell, the mom in South Carolina who spent a night in […]
Mom on Child Abuse Registry for Letting Kids 11, 9 and 5 Play in Park Literally Across the Street
A Chicago mom who let her three kids play for half an hour, literally across the street, WHILE SHE PEEKED OUT AT THEM every 10 minutes was found guilty of child neglect. She has lost her job in home health care because, of course, if you look her up, she looks like the last person […]