Policy Circle Reading List

This Month’s Suggestions:

Free Range Kids, Leonore Skenazy

FREE RANGE KIDS has become a national movement, sparked by the incredible response to Lenore Skenazy’s piece about allowing her 9-year-old ride the subway alone in NYC. Parent groups argued about it, bloggers, blogged, spouses became uncivil with each other, and the media jumped all over it. A lot of parents today, Skenazy says, see no difference between letting their kids walk to school and letting them walk through a firing range. Any risk is seen as too much risk. But if you try to prevent every possible danger or difficult in your child?s everyday life, that child never gets a chance to grow up. We parents have to realize that the greatest risk of all just might be trying to raise a child who never encounters choice or independence.

 


 Past Suggestions:

Please review the following list of suggested books.  To help you pick your next read, they are organized by year of conversation topics and also tagged as suggested discussion books or foundational reads.  Look for the following tags for guidance.

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