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Letting kids have some freedom. This is a topic that I’ve written about many times. Like when a mom was arrested for letting her nine-year-old daughter play in the park while she was at work. Or when I wrote about letting kids play with guns but not play in parks alone. Or this favorite post of mine, where I dispel some of the myths of fear-based parenting.
So, I was thrilled to be able to talk to Lenore Skenazy of Free Range Kids and World’s Worst Mom on one of our early podcasts. She’s been at the forefront of the movement to let kids have some freedom and grow into independent, self-sufficient children. We had a great discussion about the realities of letting kids out on their own, and what can happen when the police and child services get involved in personal parenting decisions.
If you missed it the first time around, please listen this great episode, and let us know what you think about this always-hot topic! And make sure to check out the bottom of this post for a great tech giveaway we’ve got going for the month of August.
Parenting Bytes, Episode 3: World’s Worst Mom
In this episode we’ll be talking about the Maryland couple who got in trouble with the law for letting their kids walk home from the park, a new Illinois law that gives schools access to kids’ social media passwords, and a digital dilemma: What do you do if you see your child’s friend posting inappropriate things online? Plus some recommendations for you!
Links from today’s episode:
Lenore Skenazy writing about the Maryland couple who let their kids walk home alone
NYTimes Health article about raising Free Range children
Washington Post article on changing a school’s culture of bullying
Illinois law giving schools access to students’ social media passwords
Aerogarden – grow fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs indoors in all weather
Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace
Harriet The Spy books by Louise Fitzhugh
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