"No parent can shield a child from all risks," the Iowa Supreme Court ruled.
A recent Pew survey says parents are "very involved in their young adult children's lives," but one might quibble with the definition of "very involved."
More like total eclipse of the fun.
A new white paper from the Canadian Pediatric Society recommends more unstructured play time for kids.
"The fear of liability is ruining modern childhood," says one mom.
And some good news, after all.
"People understand that these child abuse pediatricians have unlimited power," says Aaron Rapier, an attorney for the Kruegers.
An excursion into Facebook groups for empty nesters shows many of them could use a hobby, a job, or even a straitjacket.
Students in four Oklahoma school districts are also required to wear their school ID on a lanyard and sit on their own team's side.
A new study shows the pervasiveness of helicopter parenting.
Across the country, ghoulish cities have outlawed teenage trick-or-treaters.
These kinds of poisonings are rare to nonexistent.
In her new book From Rage to Reason, Emily Horowitz explains what's wrong with the sex offense registry.
Let's celebrate her return without exaggerating the relevant dangers; stranger abductions are rare.
"This is literally a playground that's for 2- to 5-year-olds," says former preschool teacher Katie Courtney.
"Nobody is abducting 1- and 4-year-old kids into sex trafficking," says the director of the Crimes Against Children Research Center.
New reasonable childhood independence laws in these states will make it easier for parents to let children enjoy the holiday.
In the U.S., we arrest parents who let their 8-year-olds walk half a mile.
"I don't know this kid, I don't know his mom, I don't know where he lives," she said in a viral video.
"All I've been able to see for a little while was this trial," says Amy Lovato.
"Parents have told me that once their children learn to swim they have more confidence and self-esteem," says Joseph Brier, a swim instructor.
A new report finds that "most children benefit from some degree of independence by the time they are 5–6 years old."
Her viral video received 4 million views—and the police's attention.
"I didn't know if this would ever end," says Melissa Henderson. "I'm very relieved. A heaviness has lifted."
"We are here because one preschooler pulled down another preschooler's pants," says defense attorney Jason Flores-Williams.
In just two weeks, he has learned to hunt and survive. There's a lesson there.
He did "what any dad would—he went to hug his crying kid," says former town councilman Keith Kaplan.
When society criminalizes outdoor independence, it makes smart phone addiction more likely.
Normal human interaction should not automatically be considered creepy or criminal.
"I have never felt threatened by a single person in this town until meeting those officers and the social worker."
"She is way too young to be walking this distance by herself," said the cops.
Pearisburg, Virginia, social services says kids must be watched—at all times—until they turn 13.
Heather Wallace plead guilty to child endangerment and can no longer work with kids.
"Keep safe from COVID by following CDC advice to wear a mask."
"Where is she going to put the grandkids if she doesn't create a bunkbed situation?"
School officials also cited concerns that the parade excludes children whose families do not celebrate Halloween, or whose parents cannot attend the event.
"I'm skeptical that [dealers] would try to target children where there is not an existing market," says Sally Satel.
You're more likely to be struck by a meteor than to have your kid abducted by a stranger.
A Tucson mother who briefly left two kids alone while she ran an errand won a temporary reprieve in court.
A Mom Let Her 7-Year-Old Play in the Park. Arizona Arrested Her and Banned Her From Working With Kids.
Sarra's name was added to the government's official list of unfit caretakers after she briefly ran an errand without her kids in tow.
A robust market of monitoring technology already exists. There's no need to boost it further by government fiat.
The mayor promised to reopen city playgrounds, but more of them are currently closed than before he took office.