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#411720 - 09/28/12 09:41 PM Free Range Kids
Jude Offline

Registered: 08/09/12
Posts: 1602
Loc: New England
I heard this woman, Lenore Skenazy, on NPR today pushing her book "Free Range Kids". She advocates letting children go unattended because the world really IS a safe place. I think she is dangerous. A world where 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused is NOT a safe place. Check out her website and decide for yourself. You can write her at:
I will remember you
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Don't let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories
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#411721 - 09/28/12 09:48 PM Re: Free Range Kids [Re: Jude]
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Registered: 09/12/04
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Loc: Denver, CO
Someone should let her know about the case the other day where police threatened to arrest parents just for letting their children play alone in the front yard.

Money talks, but all it tells me is goodbye.

If I could meet myself as a boy...

#412046 - 10/03/12 01:03 AM Re: Free Range Kids [Re: Jude]
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Registered: 02/16/07
Posts: 6903
Loc: FEMA Region 1
K..she seems way WAY delusional, however I do believe in free range kids. In this rural area, kids who don't roam-free end up with game controllers growing out of their hands.

I've equipped my son with "special protective abilities." (let your imagination run with that a bit), but he'll not be bothered. Daughter, a real explorer of nature and highly attuned to her surroundings. She knows everything that goes on around her at all times. She sees things the rest of us never recognize till she points them out.

Kids without fundamental survival skills and heightened awareness are sitting ducks.

Originally Posted By: Weird World
where police threatened to arrest parents just for letting their children play alone in the front yard.

This is insane. I L O V E to encounter those cops.

Edited by Still (10/03/12 01:04 AM)
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