Elizabeth Broadbent and her son Blaise are fighting for the civil rights of kids! And major props to Sen. Vincent Sheheen -- and South Carolina -- for recognizing how important it is for parents to know they can give their kids some old-fashioned freedom without worrying this is illegal!
AMAZINGLY a van that a terrified parent reported was STOPPED in front of her HOUSE to videotape her daughter turned out to be...a van that was stopped in front of her house so the driver could safely use his cell phone while not driving. Imagine that. Here's the second-day story on that incident. (Yes, once
What a day in Hartford! Three state legislators and five experts (including me) testified in favor of a "Free-Range Parenting" bill at a public hearing held by the Connecticut State Legislature's Committee on Children -- and many more did so with written testimony. You can find it all here. It is outrageously inspiring. Look for
Tomorrow, Dr. Peter Gray and I (Lenore) will join a team from the Let Grow-oriented town of Wilton to testify before a subcommittee of the Connecticut State Legislature on behalf of Free-Range Parenting/Let Grow legislation. Here is Dr. Gray's testimony (boldface mine). If your state or town is considering a similar law or proclamation, here
At least one child care center in Washington State is getting rid of its swings in an effort to bolster its kids' scores on the state's "Early Achievers" test. If the kids' scores go up, so do the subsidies the state provides. But if they go down, watch out. Support goes down too. Washington State's