Free Range Kids:
Raising Self-Reliant Children Without Going Nuts
Thursday, February 7, 2013
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Do you ever let your child ride a bike to the library? Walk to school? Make dinner? Why are we so much more protective of our children than our parents were? Lenore Skenazy believes in helmets, car seats, and seat belts, she just doesn’t believe that every time school age kids go outside, they need a security detail. In an engaging, informative and humorous lecture, Ms. Skenazy will explain why preventing every possible danger or difficulty in our child’s everyday life is harmful to kids. Her tips on positive parenting provide a common sense approach to parenting in these overprotective times.
Lenore Skenazy is a graduate of Yale University and writes an op-ed column that appears in more than 100 publications. After she let her 9-year-old take the subway by himself and wrote about it, she found herself on “The Today Show,” “Dr. Phil,” and even the BBC, defending herself against charges she was “America’s Worst Mom.” She has written the book, Free-Range Kids, Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry.
She lives in New York with her husband and two sons.
Click on this link to Lenore Skenazy’s website www.freerangekids.com Post Lucture Discussion Announced
There is a Post Lecture Discussion @ 9:00am, on Friday, Feb 8th for those who can’t make the lecture or would like to continue the discussion.