Author Lenore Skenazy is tired of helicopter parents messing up their kids.
Skenazy's "Free Range Kid" is a kid that grows up in an old-fashioned way, with lots of independence to go out in the world. "I want them to get back outside, playing with each other, without us hovering all the time."
At some point in the past thirty years it became taboo to let your kids play outside without supervision. What's with that?
In previous generations, parents weren't so concerned with what their kids were doing every second of the day. Why are today's city parents considered terrible if they let their children ride their bike around the neighborhood or walk to school? Journalist Lenore Skenazy continues her battle against the disastrous trend of helicopter parenting.
Lenore Skenazy, who advocates for the free-range kids style of parenting, helps you learn to stop over-obsessing about your children.
Journalist Lenore Skenazy, who advocates for the free-range kids style of parenting, helps you learn to stop over-obsessing about your children.
Lenore Skenazy is a syndicated columnist, author, and public speaker. She is also the founder of the Free-Range Kids blog, book and movement. Her column, syndicated by Creators, runs in over 100 papers. In addition to having worked as an on-air talent for CNBC and The Food Channel, Skenazy has appeared on "Dr. Phil," "The View," "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," "Nightline," "ABC World News Tonight," "CBS Early Show," CNN, FoxNews, the BBC and CBC to talk about children and parenting. Skenazy is a graduate of Yale and Columbia.