Utah just passed the nation’s first free-range parenting law — permitting kids to play unsupervised or stay home alone, and protecting parents from the legal repercussions of giving their children more freedom. This is the polar opposite of helicopter parenting. As a mother of three, a clinical psychologist with a specialization in anxiety management, and a child advocate, I am thrilled: This is a first step in the right direction, and I hope the rest of the country follows suit. The new law gives parents permission to connect with what they believe is best for their children, and then to parent accordingly. This could bring pleasure back to parenting, while raising more durable and self-reliant kids. Click here to read more…
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