"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.
"There's currently no way for me to even know where that buffer zone is."
A kid roaming the streets on his own is like an endangered species: once common, now rare, and worth trying to bring back.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis thinks drag shows represent "child endangerment."
Many parents are on the child abuse and neglect registry, and they don't even know it.
"I really think I'm allowed to stay here," I explained, in vain.
Yours truly made the list.
The libertarianish Colorado Democrat is devolving decision-making to parents and trying to lower the income tax to zero.
"The suspect then intervened, deployed pepper spray and sprayed the victim, before fleeing the scene on foot," according to the police.
The Colorado Democrat supports abortion rights, school choice, letting kids play unsupervised, an end to COVID-19 overreach, and an income tax rate of "zero."
In Japan, even very young children are seen as capable.
"We certainly don't want parents getting in trouble because their kids were playing on the playground," says Gov. Jared Polis
"There are no known stories of any abductions here," says Anna Hershberger.
"If this study doesn't put the nail in the coffin of academic training to little children, it's hard to imagine what will," says psychologist Peter Gray.
"I almost don't have words for how low it made me feel," says Melissa Henderson.
A seventh grade health teacher says that masks and lockdowns have made her students less resilient.
"You could hear they were trying not to laugh."
"The market was asking that anyone who didn't need to go into the store to please stay outside," she says.
"This is fantastic progress in understanding childhood as the right time for children to learn to recognize and mitigate risk."
The myth of the candy poisoner
"When my daughter was 12 she'd walk down the streets of Shanghai to get donuts," says the mom, Megan McMurry.
While libertarians will be inclined to applaud some of the new laws, others exemplify familiar conservative excesses.
"The next step, after tickets, it goes to child abuse."
But shaken baby syndrome has become a doubtful diagnosis in the ensuing years.
"We thought they helped people."
"I didn't think it was a big deal," says Kim Blalock. "My son is perfectly fine."
Smartphones and stranger danger keep kids inside, but the laws are improving.
"You had the most right-wing members of the legislature signed on with most left-wing members."
"I do not hold any bitterness toward anybody."
The Reasonable Childhood Independence bills restore basic freedoms to kids and their families.
Evaluating risk is hard in an era of parenting panic.
Spoiler: She was fine.
No freedom for kids until they're 11.
Paging Encyclopedia Brown: Someone has stolen childhood.
What could go wrong?
"I'm getting it out there to make people aware," said JaNay Dodson in an interview.
"Once you have the Scarlet Letter, it doesn't go away until you're gone."
Living under constant adult supervision should not be a government mandate.
Experts speak of "society's growing intolerance for the sounds of children at play."