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Freeing Your Kids (and Yourself) in the 21st Century with Lenore Skenazy

Reason's livestream conversation with Lenore Skenazy.

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Reason's Zach Weissmueller hosted a livestream conversation with Lenore Skenazy, author of Free-Range Kids and co-founder of Let Grow, an organization devoted helping parents "future-proof" their children.

Topics included Skenazy's free-range parenting philosophy, how her new venture with social psychologist Jonathan Haidt intends to make children more resilient, the risks that should actually worry parents, and more.

Watch the interview above. You can ask questions in advance by emailing questions@reason.com.

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  1. OT: Can someone name the rhetorical device used here:

    Officers on scene put out a citywide call for help. As the suspect was being subdued, he became “unresponsive.” Taser deployment was used, Hummel said. The man was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    Specifically, he became “unresponsive.”

  2. Free your mind, and the rest will follow

    Be color blind, don’t be so shallow

    1. -immediately throws out color television-

    2. “Color blind” is a racist dog whistle.

      That artist must be some kind of redneck Republican.

    3. If your thrusts are kind, she’ll swallow

  3. Congrats Lenore on the PBS newshour appearance.

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  5. If we’re going to recognize *any* unenumerated constitutional rights, shouldn’t one of those rights be the right of parents to direct the upbringing of their children, subject to regulations against *real* child neglect and abuse?

    In fact, that right exists to the extent of parents being able to choose private schools for their kids, according to the Supreme Court.

    But the right doesn’t exist to the extent of parents being able to let their kids grow up normally?

    1. Seems odd that you would rationalize this on the basis that children are parental property rather than children have a natural right to exercise liberty.

      Personally – I’ve had enough of the constitutional arguments based on people are property. Wouldathunk our history discredited that.

      1. Would it surprise you very much if I said you have not correctly summarized my position?

        As indicated by the very examples cited by the Free Range Kids movement, the alternative to parental authority is not kids being free, its their being wards of the state, with the parents as wardens carrying out the state’s instructions.

        1. …and if the state doesn’t agree with the parents’ childrearing philosophy, then it takes the kids away altogether and appoints new wardens.

      2. According to Mills, I took unused natural stuff, combined it with labor, and thus produced children, so they are my property

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