Thursday, May 27, 2010

Podcast #5: Free Range Parenting

Hooray hooray hooray! Podcast #5 is up! (Click here to go to the podcast website to download it directly to your player.)

This time, we have:

  • Situation of the Week (Jenn): Dealing with pointless bickering
  • Topic: Free Range Parenting (begins 4:26)
  • Q&A: Childhood Fears (begins 18:45)

One thing we forgot to do was mention Lenore Skenazy by name! (Lenore, should you ever happen upon this post and podcast, sorry!) She is the woman who kicked off the Free Range Kids movement (is it a movement?). Her website is: Her book is called Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry).

We also talked about a wonderful book by Gavin De Becker, which has great common sense ideas for teaching kids to be safety-conscious (without freaking them out unnecessarily). His book is called Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane).

Thanks for listening!

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