FCV056: Free Range Kids — Guest: Lenore Skenazy

Family Confidential: Secrets of Successful Parenting with Annie Fox, M.Ed. show

Summary: Our #1 job as parents is to keep our kids safe. To do that we've got to be vigilant. But is it possible to be overly vigilant? Columnist and author, Lenore Skenazy, would emphatically agree that it is not only possible, but very prevalent amongst 21st century parents (especially moms). According to her, "A lot of parents today see no difference between letting their kids walk to school and letting them walk through a firing range." Annie talks with Lenore about what happens, to us and our kids, when we try to prevent every possible danger and difficulty in our child's everyday life. About Lenore Skenazy (@FreeRangeKids) Lenore Skenazy is a columnist and the host of Discovery Life Channel's reality show World's Worst Mom. She is also the author of Free Range Kids: How to Raise, Safe, Self-reliant Children (Without Going Nuts With Worry). Her book came out of the response to a newspaper column she wrote about letting her then 9-year-old son take the New York City subway home alone. Lenore started the Free Range Kids Project with the aim of challenging parents in a healthy way. She wants to "fight the belief that our children are in constant danger from creeps, kidnapping, germs, grades, flashers, frustration, failure, baby snatchers, bugs, bullies, men, sleepovers and/or the perils of a non-organic grape." Learn more at http://FreeRangeKids.com Copyright © 2009-2018 Annie Fox and Electric Eggplant. All Rights Reserved.