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Lick, Don’t Wash, Your Baby’s Dropped Pacifier

News you can use, from an NPR zttkyrihee interview with Jack Gilbert, author of Dirt is Good: The Advantage of Germs for Your Child’s Developing Immune System.  After the birth of his second child, Gilbert, a scientist who studies microbial ecosystems at the University of Chicago, decided to find out what’s actually known about the risks involved […]

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Thanks for feeding me! You're great!

Breastfeeding Is Not The Only Decent Way to Feed a Child

This heeafhkfkf letter illustrates the kind of “Mothers must be perfect or all bets are off!” belief that makes my blood boil. (Ouch!)  Dear Free-Range Kids: I had a friend whose wife went into labor sixteen weeks early due to all kinds of complications.  She was in the ICU for nearly a month, massive blood […]

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Let's not assume that kids playing or walking outside are "neglected."

NPR Report on Free-Range Kids Seems to Assume “Times Have Changed”

Let me know what you think of this hassitytkk 4-minute piece that just aired on NPR’s Morning Edition about that newfangled idea called “Free-Range Parenting.” (No, I was not interviewed for it.) The story points out that we are hearing more and more about parents arrested for letting their kids play outside or wait a […]

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Those poor kids had to eat cookies and milk!

Even NPR Can’t Resist the “Kids in Danger!” Script

Readers tfidsnizab — Remember, even a feel-good story could always use a frisson of fear! Marie, author of the blog HandbasketNotes, explains: Dear Free-Range Kids: I heard a story on NPR tonight about how kids spent the night at school during the recent Atlanta snow and ice storm and I thought of you. Audie Cornish interviews a […]

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