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free-range kids

Children who are granted ample freedom with limited parental supervision, within boundaries considered appropriate by their parents. The movement to allow such freedom is often seen as a reaction against laws, rules, and societal pressures mandating that children are supervised nearly at all times. We believe in raising free-range kids, so once we think our kids are mature enough to handle the responsibility of walking to the park by themselves, we'll let them.
See also: kid
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Free Range Kids Early Learning, Free Range Kids, 2824 Iron St.
Free Range Kids Neighborhood Discussion Circle - Southeast Neighbors will meet at Tugman Park picnic shelter, 3666 Hilyard St., from noon to 1 p.m.
Middlesbrough Environment City's One Planet Middlesbrough project, the Cycle Academy and the Free Range Kids project are putting on the events during the Easter holidays.
"We are just encouraged to imagine the worst-case scenario," says Lenore Skenazy, author, lecturer and founder of the organization Free Range Kids. "We're living in this society that believes you can get to zero risk."
One result was the publication, in 2009, of her book "Free Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry).'' A second result is the Free Range Kids Project and a 13-part series, starting Thursday on Discovery Life Channel, called "World's Worst Mom.'' In it, Skenazy (to whom the title ironically applies) intervenes to rescue bubble-wrapped kids from their overprotective parents by guiding the children safely through a sequence of once-forbidden activities and showing their anxious parents how well the children perform and how proud the youngsters are of what they accomplish.
Free range kids; giving our children the freedom we had without going nuts with worry.
Now, Skenazy is helping to lead the "Free Range" movement, has begun a blog called "Free Range Kids," and is contemplating writing a book.
Playborhood Presentation - Eugene-Springfield Safe Routes to School, the city of Eugene and UO LIveMove will present "Giving Our Children Freedom, Independence and Health: From Free Range Kids to Playborhoods" from 6 p.m.
MIDDLESBROUGH: Free Range Kids - Forest Play Sessions, which give over-fives the chance to learn outdoor skills in a fun environment, are being held at: The Sutton Centre, 24 Collin Avenue, Saltersgill, on Tuesday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm, from tomorrow to August 28 and at The Linx Project, The Bungalow Recreation Centre, Cass House Road, Hemlington, on Thursday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm during the school holidays and 4pm to 6pm after the start of the new school term.