World’s Worst Mom

Lenore Skenazy, of Free Range Kids and World's Worst Mom, joins us on this podcast to talk about what can happen when you let your kids go outside alone.

Letting kids have some freedom. This is a topic that I’ve written about many times. Like when a mom was arrested for letting her nine-year-old daughter play in the park while she was at work. Or when I wrote about letting kids play with guns but not play in parks alone. Or this favorite post of mine, where I dispel some of the myths of fear-based parenting.

So, I was thrilled to be able to talk to Lenore Skenazy of Free Range Kids and World’s Worst Mom on one of our early podcasts. She’s been at the forefront of the movement to let kids have some freedom and grow into independent, self-sufficient children. We had a great discussion about the realities of letting kids out on their own, and what can happen when the police and child services get involved in personal parenting decisions.

If you missed it the first time around, please listen this great episode, and let us know what you think about this always-hot topic! And make sure to check out the bottom of this post for a great tech giveaway we’ve got going for the month of August….

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