Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry)
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"Skenazy will find plenty of supporters for her contention that, in a world where the rights of chickens to roam freely are championed, it's time to liberate the kids." (The Wall Street Journal, April 24, 2009)
"Skenazy advocates for a child's right to separate gradually from a parent's assistance and to learn the joy and self-confidence that comes from trying out independence."
--Christian Century (November 2009)
"Free-Range Kids is the best kind of manifesto: smart, funny, rigorous, sane, impassioned, and bristling with common sense. If you're a parent, or planning to become one, read this book. You have nothing to lose-apart from your anxiety."
--Carl Honoré, author, In Praise of Slowness and Under Pressure
"Even scaredy-cat parents like myself now have a how-to manual on overcoming irrational suspicions and, finally, differentiating between an axe murderer and a play date!"
--David Harsanyi, syndicated columnist and author, Nanny State.
"Free-Range Kids makes the perfect baby shower gift."
--Nancy McDermott, parenting blogger, Spiked Online
"Moral insight without moralizing--how rare is that?"
--Amity Shlaes, author, The Forgotten Man
"Keep Free-Range Kids on your bedstand next to your bible and the TV remote, and refer to as needed during the 11 o'clock news."
--Jordan Lite, news reporter, Scientific American online
"Read this book--Mommy said you could."
--Penn Jillette, Penn & Teller