The kids are back in school, which means it’s time to
meticulously plan every moment of their lives and overreact about
every real and imagined danger they face as soon as they leave the
house…or so the conventional wisdom goes.
Free Range Kids’ doyenne, Lenore Skenazy, explains to Reason TV
how to resist the forces of fear and authoritarianism that would
turn many parents into criminals simply for occasionally trusting
their kids to be safe out of their sight.
“Stop Criminalizing Parenting: Free Range Kids’ Lenore Skenazy
on Our Irrational Fears over Child Safety.” About 12
minutes. Produced by Anthony L. Fisher. Camera by Jim Epstein
and Fisher, with help from Brett Crudgington.
Original release date was September 10, 2014 and the original
writeup is below.
“People say, ‘Now that I can get arrested any time I let my
child play outside or walk to school, I won’t do it. And that’s the
opposite of what Free Range Kids is about,” says Lenore Skenazy, proprietor
of the blog FreeRangeKids.com. She adds,
“Free Range Kids is about getting so many kids outside, that it
doesn’t seem strange to see a child playing in the park.”
In a conversation with Reason TV’s Nick Gillespie, Skenazy
debunks the myth that children left unattended in a car for a few
minutes are in mortal danger, decries “busybodies” who feel a civic
duty to call the police when they see an unaccompanied child, and
offers helpful tools for terrified parents on how to let their kids
enjoy more freedom to explore the world.
About 12 minutes.
Produced by Anthony L. Fisher. Camera by Jim Epstein and Fisher,
with help from Brett Crudgington.
Music: “Applicant” by The Matt Kurz One (http://ift.tt/1iLpoBy)
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