“Worst Mom in the World” Urges You to Set Your Children Free
Author of “Free Range Kids” is on a search-and-destroy mission against the “dangerization” of childhood.
“Go play outside. Come back when the street lights come on.”
I can’t tell you how many times my Mom said that to me. And I can’t thank her enough for the life lessons I learned through the everyday scrapes and troubles I got into that she played no role in resolving. Tell that to your kids today and you’re likely to get a visit from child protective services.
How did the land of the free and home of the brave become the land of bubble-wrapped kids and infantilized adolescents? And what can we do about it?
Lenore Skenazy, author of Free Range Kids and this week’s guest on RealClear Radio Hour, has made doing something about it her life’s work. In this era of helicopter parents and overscheduled children, her take on the excesses of obsessive parenting and how irrational fears about childhood have empowered the nanny state is a breath of fresh air wrapped in a cautionary tale.
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