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Free Range Kids
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After she let her 9-year-old take the subway by himself and wrote about it in her op-ed column back in 2008, Lenore Skenazy found herself on "The Today Show," "Dr. Phil," and even the BBC, defending herself against charges she was "America's Worst Mom." (Go ahead - Google it.) She launched the blog, Free Range Kids to explain her parenting philosophy and this proved so popular, she went on to write the book, Free Range Kids. She joins Rene to discuss her parenting philosophy and why kids need their freedom.
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Heaven Sent and Bent: Lenore Skenazy
Lenore shares her tips about how to raise your child to be safe and self-reliant, without you going crazy with worry. We will also hear from Rene's parents who also subscribe to the belief that children need to be able to roam free.
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Lenore Skenazy
Lenore Skenazy is “America’s Worst Mom.” (Google it!) The New York City newspaper columnist-turned-reality-TV show host got that title after letting her 9-year-old son take the subway, alone. In response to the media blowback, she founded the book and blog, Free-Range Kids, launching the anti-helicopter parenting movement. Her feisty belief that our kids are safer and smarter than our culture gives them credit for has landed her on talk shows from Dr. Phil to The View. She lectures internationally (book her!) and has written for everyone from The Washington Post to Mad Magazine. Yep. The Mad Magazine. On the Discovery Life show World’s Worst Mom she helps overprotective parents loosen the reins. She lives in New York City with her husband and two sons, who are half Free-Range, half Facebook addicts. Then again, so is she. One thing she understands: None of us is a perfect parent -- and that’s okay.

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