Let’s predict it right here, right now: By 2030, every state in America will guarantee parents that they can give their kids some “reasonable independence” without triggering an investigation for neglect.
Of course it takes time to crest to that point. But this year, the Colorado, Nebraska and South Carolina legislatures are all considering bills modeled on the â€œReasonable Childhood Independenceâ€ laws passed in Texas and Oklahoma last springÂ (and in Utah in 2018â€”the so-calledÂ â€œFree-Range Parentingâ€ law). At this point, fully 10% of American parents enjoy legal protection for letting their children play unsupervised.
The bills passed to date had overwhelming support from both parties. Can you believe it? Something BOTH PARTIES AGREE ON!
Thatâ€™s because you donâ€™t have to be a Republican or a Democrat to want kids to be able to play outside without Mom and Dad living in fear of neglect charges.
Read more about our legislative work by hopping over to this post at Let Grow.
Basically, just keep hopping and hoping. We are on our way!