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


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Free-Range Kids, Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry
Lenore Skenazy
Hardcover
256 pages

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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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