Making it legal to give our kids some independence.
Want to help Let Grow ensure that parents who give their kids some reasonable independence are not mistaken for negligent?
That's what Utah's "Free-Range Parenting Law" passed last year does. Now Let Grow is supporting efforts to pass similar laws in other states. Please fill out the form at the bottom of the page if you'd like to help.
Here's what you can do!
- If you live or work in Colorado, Georgia, or South Carolina, you can join our new Allies and Friends Of The Let Grow Network. When you fill out the form below, let us know more about your interests and where you live.
- If you live in another state, please let us know what you think about the chances of passing a Let Grow law in your state are, and how we might best use your enthusiasm, ideas and connections.
- Let Grow relies on a wide array of professionals and parents and kids to make the case for changes to policies and practices, including changing laws when necessary. We welcome help from:
- Child development experts / Parenting experts
- Journalists interested in this issue
- Policy advocates and community activists, including allies in related areas who can help make the connection between our cause and other issues of immediate concern
- Judges, police, and child protection workers who support our mission
- And citizens willing to write letters and talk to others about the importance of making it normal safe and legal to give children reasonable independence - including parents who have been wrongly targeted
FALL 2019 STATES UPDATE:
In the spring, South Carolina’s Senate passed a Free-Range Parenting bill. The House will take it up in 2020.
Arkansas enacted a Let Grow preamble to its juvenile court law, reminding the state that simply giving kids some independence is not negligence.
Legislative proposals got committee hearings in both states in 2019.
2020 LEGISLATIVE CYCLE
We are working on new legislation in two additional states, Colorado and Georgia, and are doing preliminary outreach in another half dozen states.
Let us hear from you!