Soapbox: Hot Cars and Free-Range Parenting

Making Choices On one weekend morning last winter while getting ready to head out for errand running and romping at an indoor play...more

Friday Favorites, This Week's Best Blog Posts - August 27th Edition

  Seems it was a slow week here in the notorious Blogosphere.  Maybe all the rain on the East Coast dampened the collective creativity.  In any event, I’ve decided to make today’s Friday Favorites into an homage to self-reflection by sharing two links that ask us to examine our blogger selves and two others  asking us to think on a couple of “big topics”....more

Interview With Free Range Kids Author Lenore Skenazy

Stop by to check out my interview with uber cool author Lenore Skenazy of Free Range Kids. She's the founder of the anti-helicopter parenting Free Range movement. Read more at Pajamas and Coffee. @marymacwww.pajamasandcoffee.com...more

Please don't look at the children

Lenore Skenazy has been stirring up the parenting world with her book Free-Range Kids and blog of the same name for quite a while, now -- I first wrote about her about eighteen months ago, when she allowed her nine-year-old to ride the subway alone. ...more

Any sort of footage of the kids (video or still) had to be approved, in writing, by every ...more

BlogHer ’09 Speakers in the News: Lenore Skenazy

Lenore Skenazy is serious about allowing her children to grow, learn and experience the world from her “free-range” approach to parenting – and it’s one of the reasons we’re so excited she’s speaking at BlogHer ’09 about online safety for kids. ...more

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Kids! Go Outside and Play! (If your helicopter parent will let you.)

As a child, summertime meant playing with my friends all day.  Outside. ...more
This article is ridiculous! Of course most of the parents that do let their kids play live in ...more

Addiction, blogging and the slippery slope

I am a bit addicted to blogging. Like most writers, I constantly mine my own life for writing material. I admit I am flirting with addiction because sometimes, in the midst of an everyday crisis or a funny moment or even a poignant one, I think, This is going to make a really good blog post.But I don’t think I really have a problem. I think Lenore Skenazy has a problem. ...more

"I think all writers who document their experiences for public
consumption run the risk ...more

9-year-old Rides Subway Alone: Is Mom a Hero or an Abuser?

Lenore Skenazy is a terrible mother. At least -- that's what her opponents would tell you. Skenazy is a columnist for the New York Sun, a New Yorker, a mother, and someone who let her 9-year-old son ride the subway home alone. She wrote a column about the experience, and then subsequently appeared with her son on the Today Show to discuss the experience: ...more

Are you currently, and actively, parenting? Because if you aren't, you don't have a bet ...more