free-range kids

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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Someone has a site to teach values through hip-hop music ("I love it," says Haidt), someone else a program to produce self-reliant "free-range kids" starting in grade school.
LENORE SKENAZY is founder of Free-Range Kids and president of the nonprofit Let Grow.
Skenazy founded the "free-range kids" movement and fights against the belief that our kids are in constant danger.
"There's nothing that has zero risk," said Lenore Skenazy, founder of the free-range kids movement and a contributor the online commentary site Reason.com.
June 20, the public is invited to hear Lenore Skenazy founder and author of "Free-Range Kids" talk about what's happening around the country to give childhood back to children and parenting back to parents.
Lenore Skenazy, author of Free-Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children, and Hara Estroff Marano, former Psychology Today editor in chief, accuse over-protective parents, over-organized sports, overblown media hype about stranger danger, and the allure of electronic games and social media for the decrease of free play among today's children.
Free-Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts With Worry, by Lenore Skenazy, Jossey-Bass Publishers (a Wiley Imprint): San Francisco, Calif., 2009, 256 pages, hardcover, $24.99.
I found the people around me in these venues ready and eager to discuss the topics Lenore Skenazy explores in Free-Range Kids. Sitting with other parents in these settings, stories just pour out:
In her book, Free-Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry, she points out the horrifying truth: the chances that "something" will happen are extraordinarily slim.
Hysteria ensued, as did a book contract for Free-Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts With Worry (Jossey-Bass), a manifesto for a fledgling movement of parents struggling against both laws and social censure to give their children at least as much freedom as the chickens they buy at Whole Foods.
We were located in the community field, perfect for smoking the peace pipe with your neighbours and for free-range kids to make new friends.
LENORE SKENAZY is president of the nonprofit Let Grow and founder of the Free-Range Kids movement.
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He and his wife are part of a nationwide movement to raise "Free-Range Kids." Rather than imbuing their children with a pervasive "stranger danger" fear, they are purposely and carefully encouraging their children to explore their neighborhood.
Lange is generally sympathetic to the Free-Range Kids movement, which seeks to undo the cultural trend of overprotecting children.