Leaving the kids alone

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Across the country, parents have gotten in trouble with the law for letting their children walk home from a park or from school by themselves, and these news stories have sparked fierce debates over parenting styles.

A new research study digs into parental attitudes about leaving children alone – in their weekly conversation, WHYY’s behavioral health reporter Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss the findings.

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