Today she is known as the blogger who became a mega-guru. She started a movement know as the “Free-Range Kids’ movement. Essentially she and her many followers believe that parents must loosen up.
She feels that parents are too worried about being good parents
Soon she will have a TV show because her husband told her “you can write a million columns, but people watch TV”
You have heard of yin-yan. In plain language we call it balance. I have seen both sides of the coin: committees of the Canadian Pediatric Society who in the name of advocacy (and may I add that these committee members are well meaning doctors) push ideas that border on a nanny-state—-no trampolines for example. I also met a mom recently who opposed helmets when kids cycle…..so that they can learn for themselves why safety is a good idea.
I cannot tell you how to parent, but please try to be balanced as you set a wise example. And remember to take your kids out in nature! I took a photo and posted it on the site. It shows a dial with these words: May the joy of nature inspire your direction in life. Indeed….