An Ohio father let his 6-year-old daughter walk to the post office by herself the other day, and now he is the subject of both an investigation by Chi...
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Welcome to the best and worst Free-Range Kids stories of 2012.
With nerves on edge in the wake of of last week's horrific shooting in Newtown, Conn., schools across the country have been reviewing and enhancing th...
This week in Parenthesis, Tracy of Sellabit Mum tells her children why she writes online, a Lesbian Family blogger reflects on the "mommy" name game a...
Perhaps my heart is two sizes too small, but even as a kid, I was not a fan of playing dress-up and knocking on doors asking for handouts. It was awkward and degrading.
Don't our kids deserve the same great memories and fond experiences of freedom and play that we had?
What was your "wandering range" as a child? What is your child's now? Does this give you second thoughts?
Our kids are suffering from an orgy of bad parenting. Yes, there are real dangers to kids, but the main harm they face is imposed by their own parents.
We are teaching them that the world is more dangerous than it actually is, that everyone and anyone is out to get them, that they need an adult close to keep them safe.
What would you do if your child could never go outside in your neighborhood without adult supervision?
For some residents of Naples, Florida's Lely...
Have we spent so much energy protecting our children from the world that they are unprepared to live in it?
Parents who are so hyper-critical or enamored of their children can be annoying. This is not, however, the only flavor of intense involvement with our children, nor is deep parental attachment always negative
Even if you do "do your own thing" sometimes you will do it wrong and you will get anxious and sorry and angry because that is how it feels to be parent.
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