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Are You Raising Free Range Kids? (Pedcast)

 

Introduction

Heard about “Free range parenting”, you know, groups of children, playing outside without adult supervision? Certainly the norm when I was a child and maybe for you too, but not in contemporary America.  Having a schedule heavy with activities is the norm for children today with very little time for unstructured play, especially, unstructured play without adults hovering over the children. Is today’s “Structured” parenting approach best for children or was the more “Free range” version of childhood a better option? Continue reading