Take Your Kids Out to the Park and Leave Them There

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Blind Hemingway, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. [video=youtube;j3VtWOap9g0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3VtWOap9g0&list=UUvQECJukTDE2i6aCoMnS-Vg&feature=plcp[/video]

    Skenazy's "Free Range Kid" is a kid that grows up in an old-fashioned way, with lots of independence to go out in the world. "I want them to get back outside, playing with each other, without us hovering all the time."
  2. I do have to say that the "Leave Them There" part is very misleading. Literally it sounds like the child stays at the park while you go off somewhere. >.> Figuratively it's to leave them alone whilst they do things and you as the parent watch.

    But please, take your kids out somewhere so they can play with kids their own age. It'social skills, problem solving skills, and just learning how to be on your own and taking care of yourself. Parents who leave their kids alongside the tv frighten me.