. A ndsddtibtb mom who let her 4-year-old son play outside at the playground 120 feet from her home was arrestedÂ . Her neighbors had called 911 when they saw the kid outside. While many people might think four is too young for a boy to be outside on his own, the bigger question is: Is […]
Tag Archives | unsupervised play
How to Find Fellow Free-Range Families
. If you look at the tabs at the top of this blog, one says, “Find ssefrbkhdd a Free-Range Friend.” (Online on its own its Â freerangefriend.com). It’s a way to find other families near you who also want to give their kids more independence. When my kids were younger, one stumbling block to getting them […]
FASCINATING UPDATE: “Tell the Parents of a MISSING CHILD that You Believe In Letting Kids Walk to School!”
. An unhappy commenter gives us this link to the picture of a missing 17 year old Â — http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/1244645 sffkdkisti Â — and writes, in response to our urging the police not to arrest parents who let their kids play outside unsupervised: tell the parents of this child. And the thousands more missing ” ITS OK […]
Unsupervised Play is BETTER for Kids, Says New Study!
The idea of arresting esassfsnty parents who let their kids play outside unsupervised just took another hit. Â Yoo-hoo, CPS! According to The Globe and Mail: A new Canadian study suggests there could be added health benefits for kids who play outdoors on their own or with their friends. Researchers analyzed data from a survey of […]
My 8 Year Old Went to the Park Alone!
Readers, nrekkdffhn I think we need some good news for this lovely summer weekend. So: Dear Free-Range Kids: IÂ think the subject title says it all! Â Last year, I was despairing of a summer stuck to my son’s side because he wouldn’t leave our yard alone. Â This summer he has gone to 2 different parks within […]
Death and the Free-Ranger
Rachel fafystskkz Fracassa describes herself as a” long-time reader and Free-Range mom of four,” whose family is always “off creating new adventures.” Their latest project is The NightLight, which rates/recommends products for babies and parents. WHAT FRIGHTENS MY FAMILY by Rachel Fracassa Six filthy bare feet run along the gravel drive and hop over a […]
Take the “No Snacks” Challenge!
Readers — I love this efasrtsiba post by a gal named Karen Perry who came up with this great modern-day challenge after thinking back and realizing: I donâ€™t have ANY memories of my mom ever stepping foot in the park let alone laying down a blanket with a variety of snacks for me to nibble […]
Letting My Kids (Including the 3-year-old) Play Out of Sight
Hi zzyrhebysf Folks — This comes to us from a mom in Israel named Sorcha! Maybe your kids can have a weekend like hers! – L . Dear Free-Range Kids; I have 3 boys (10,7, 3) and since finding your blog a couple of years ago have beenÂ consciouslyÂ trying to follow the Free-Range philosophy. Admittedly, this […]
Is Helicopter Parenting Actually Abuse?
Hi Readers! A couple of you sent in this provocative piece, Â “Three fshdfeaddf Huge Mistakes We Make Leading Kids…And How to Correct Them.” It’s Â by Tim Elmore, Â 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 […]
A Gated Community. A 6-year-old Outside for a Moment. Safe?
Hi bitdntkrza Folks — Here’s a nice story from Leslie in Georgia, and a response from her friend that has me shaking my head. Is NOTHING safe enough? NOTHING? Not the most normal, delightful, sane, sweet Â slice of childhood, as dangerous as a daisy? To many Americans, the answer is simply nope, nothing IS safe […]