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: Lskenazy@yahoo.com

http://www.freerangekids.com/
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"But now old friends are acting strange,
they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained in living every day
....it's life's illusions I recall, I really don't know life at all. "
Joni Mitchell