Give the 4 Year Old a Saw. . .and some Pliers

I've been reading for a year or so a blog by Lenore Skenazy called Free Range Kids. Ms. Skenazy argues that children are "not in constant danger from creeps, kidnapping, germs, grades, flashers, frustration, failure, baby snatchers, bugs, bullies, men, sleepovers and/or the perils of a non-organic grape." She points out that this is one of the safest times to be a kid and advocates that we should let our child have the freedom to play outside unattended. . .to walk to school. . .to ride his or … [Read more...]