Finding the Balance Between Independence & Supervision

Let’s play a game. Visualize your childhood playtime routine.

Go ahead!

Was it filled with running, playing and exploring in your backyard (and all your friends’ yards)?

Did you ride your bike through your surrounding neighborhoods and maybe even to school to use the jungle gym every day?

Why is There Controversy Surrounding Free Range Kids?

With a greater awareness of child abuse and neglect, many are on the lookout for strange or “off” behavior – such as seeing children out walking or playing without supervision.

There are two schools of thought here. One – those poor parents must have been frantic! Two – the same parents would feel worse if their children had gone missing for real. Both are completely valid points.

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