Free Range Kids: How to Raise Safe Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry) (Paperback) by Skenazy Leonore
FREE RANGE KIDS has become a national movement sparked bythe incredible response to Lenore Skenazy?s piece about allowingher 9-year-old ride the subway alone in NYC. Parent groups arguedabout it bloggers blogged spouses became uncivil with eachother and the media jumped all over it. A lot of parents todaySkenazy says see no difference between letting their kids walk toschool and letting them walk through a firing range. Any risk isseen as too much risk. But if you try to prevent every possibledanger or difficult in your child?s everyday life that child nevergets a chance to grow up. We parents have to realize that thegreatest risk of all just might be trying to raise a child whonever encounters choice or independence.