Free-Range Kids

Free-Range Kids How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts With Worry)

Paperback (14 May 2010)

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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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780470574751
Publisher: Wiley
Imprint: Jossey-Bass
Pub date:
DEWEY: 649.1
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 225
Weight: 320g
Height: 228mm
Width: 151mm
Spine width: 18mm