Reason's Lenore Skenazy was interviewed on ABC's 20/20 about helicopter parenting and the rush to lock up people who leave their kids alone for even short amounts of time in relative safety. As Skenazy told reporter Elizabeth Vargas:
"We've created a culture where we've almost deliberatley confused people as to what constitutes a danger. We really think that the minute a parents leaves the car, if the car is unattended for any moment at all, a child dies."
The whole segment, "Parents Become Subject of Hot Car Witch Hunt," is well worth watching. Head on over to Free Range Kids to check it out.
More from Lenore Skenazy here.