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How to Let Our Kids Grow — Lenore Skenazy [140]
November 6, 2018

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Do you worry about giving your kids more independence? Well, protecting them too much might be doing more harm than good. In this episode, I talk to Lenore Skenazy, author of Free Range Kids about her new Let Grow Movement and the vital importance of free play for our kids.

My three big takeaways from this conversation: 

  1. We lose our perspective because of fear-mongering media stories
  2. Keeping them always “safe” may be keeping them from growing strong, resilient, and emotionally balanced.
  3. The best way to promote independence is if we all do it TOGETHER. Lenore has a great resource to do this!

Lenore Skenazy is president of the new non-profit Let Grow, and founder of the Free-Range Kids movement.

Ten years ago, after her column “Why I Let My 9 Year Old Ride the Subway Alone” landed her on every talk show from The Today Show to Dr. Phil,  Skenazy founded the book and blog “Free-Range Kids” to say that kids are NOT in constant danger. Give them a little more freedom and everyone wins.

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With warmth and lovingkindness,

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