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The Real Reason I Won't Let My Daughter Play Outside Alone

Meredith Hale | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Meredith Hale

My daughter wants to play alone in our small patch of yard bordering the street, and I'm uncomfortable. I'm not exactly sure why. She knows not to talk to strangers or step onto the road. Yet phrases like "stranger danger" stick in my head like an unshakable Taylor Swift song, and I'm a wreck.

The Tricky Truth About Saying No to Our Kids

Lynn Messina | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Lynn Messina

Without question, a lot of issues parents deal with demand straight up-or-down votes, but many of the important ones deserve a little procedural respect, sometimes even a debate.