Saturday, February 27, 2010

Free Range Kids

How many of you have checked out the book or the website Free Range Kids? It's excellent!

I know that is a totally lame review, but I have never claimed to be a non-lame reviewer! Actually I haven't read the book yet, but I get posts from the website, which are always scandalous and usually make me extremely glad I'm raising my kids counterculturally.

Oh, and here's a good one about gun play, which I know is a popular topic amongst almost everyone I know (and around my house). It's called "Do toy guns turn kids into killers?"


  1. thanks for the recommendation. i will check it out! so now i will have free range chickens, ducks, and kids!

  2. I read this book a while back and recommend it heartily whenever I can. I especially like that she offers "baby steps" toward free ranginess as well as "giant leaps" ideas. Thanks to this book, I no longer drag the kids to the bathroom with me in public places if I'm the only one who needs to go. We just make a plan about where we're going to meet and go from there. It's small, but it makes going to museums and such immeasurably easier and gives them a sense that I think they're competent and that the world is basically a safe place.