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Free Range Kids

December 7, 2009

Hour 2

Lenore Skenazy

Lenore Skenazy

How much independence should we give our young children? In 2008 writer LENORE SKENAZY intentionally let her nine-year old son ride the subway alone in Manhattan and wrote about it in her column in the New York Sun. Soon after a flurry of interviews and appearances on TV talk shows, Skenazy’s name came up in Google as “America’s Worst Mom.” Skenazy’s response to her experience and her op-ed observations of over-sensitive parenting has become a book: Free Range Kids: Giving our Kids the Freedom We Enjoyed Without Going Nuts with Worry.
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