Free-Range Kids, Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry

Free-Range Kids…a book by Lenore Skenazey

http://www.amazon.com/Free-Range-Giving-Children-Freedom-Without/dp/0470471948

Amazon.com book description:

FREE RANGE KIDS has become a national movement, sparked by the incredible response to Lenore Skenazy?s piece about allowing her 9-year-old ride the subway alone in NYC. Parent groups argued about it, bloggers, blogged, spouses became uncivil with each other, and the media jumped all over it. A lot of parents today, Skenazy says, see no difference between letting their kids walk to school and letting them walk through a firing range. Any risk is seen as too much risk. But if you try to prevent every possible danger or difficult in your child?s everyday life, that child never gets a chance to grow up. We parents have to realize that the greatest risk of all just might be trying to raise a child who never encounters choice or independence.

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One thought on “Free-Range Kids, Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry

  1. Hmmm…I’m not sure where to stand on that. On the one hand, I think it depends on the child. Some children are independent from the start and would do fine being on the subway and some just couldn’t handle that kind of responsibility at 9. I don’t know! Good thing I’m not a parent yet.

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