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Free-Range Kids : How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts With Worry) (Paperback)
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FREE RANGE KIDS has become a national movement, sparked by the incredible response to Lenore Skenazy?s piece about allowing her 9-year-old ride the subway alone in NYC. Parent groups argued about it, bloggers, blogged, spouses became uncivil with each other, and the media jumped all over it. A lot of parents today, Skenazy says, see no difference between letting their kids walk to school and letting them walk through a firing range. Any risk is seen as too much risk. But if you try to prevent every possible danger or difficult in your child?s everyday life, that child never gets a chance to grow up. We parents have to realize that the greatest risk of all just might be trying to raise a child who never encounters choice or independence.
Number of Pages: 225
Genre: Family + Relationships
Sub-Genre: Parenting / General
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Lenore Skenazy
Street Date: April 19, 2010
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-8299
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