Take your kids to the park…and leave them there!

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How much independence should we give our young children? We’ll listen back to an interview Marty did this winter with writer LENORE SKENAZY. In 2008 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 is expressed in a blog, Freerangekids.com, and a book: Free Range Kids: Giving our Kids the Freedom We Enjoyed Without Going Nuts with Worry. Skenazy’s recent project in May was ‘Take Your Kids to the Park and Leave Them There Day.’

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