Do you remember that story from just over a year ago about the newspaper columnist who wrote about letting her 9-year-old ride the NYC subway all alone? She was soon all over the news and internet, retelling her story, and the public was divided in their opinions. Was she a voice of sanity in an ever-increasing crazy world, or did she truly deserve the moniker “America’s Worst Mom?” Wherever you may stand on the divide, credit is due to Skenazy who did not go into a parental protection program, but instead, stood by her message and wrote Free-Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry to continue to share her mindset.
Dawn and I reviewed the book, and recorded a little chat with the author, so click on over to 5 Minutes for Books to read our thoughts on this book. And if you have a little more time, download or listen to the podcast as well.
We also invite you all to join us @5M4B in a twitter-sation with Lenore on Wednesday July 15 from 10 – 11 pm ET, just use the hashtag #freerangekids to join in. You can read the book and share your experience, listen in to see what “the movement” is all about, or even express your reservations.
Intrigued? Don’t forget to check out mine and Dawn’s personal thoughts on the book at 5 Minutes for Books.
Jennifer Donovan contributes to 5 Minutes for Mom and manages 5 Minutes for Books