Are you an over protective mother? Do you allow your kids to do age appropriate things independently, despite the risks that might be involved? What is age appropriate? As a society we do not know any more. Do you let the fear of some terrible thing happening – what my guest calls “Worse First Thinking” – overcome you? Welcome to Jewish Latin Princess. I’m Yael Trusch, your host. I have Lenore Skenazy on the show and I’m so excited.
Lenore has been called America’s Worst Mother – how about that? This title propelled her to revolutionize parenting and create a much needed cultural shift.
Perhaps we need to get back to a place where we trust our kids to do and act independently, as opposed to treating them like porcelain figurines. Sounds like the way I grew up.
In fact, Lenore claims that the world is much safer now than it was then. So what are we so afraid of?
Lenore is the Author of Free Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children without Going Nuts with Worry. She’s a Discovery Life TV host and the creator of Letgrow.org. Lenore is a sought after speaker and a leader on issues ranging from parenting in America to public policy.
If you haven’t read Lenore’s book or blog, you will find this interview extremely eye-opening and I invite you to find out more about how you can ease up on your parenting and help create the cultural shifts that we need in order to get our kids back to our neighborhood playgrounds, and walking to their friend’s houses, cooking dinner?
Yes, becoming independent, self-reliant human beings who do not need us to watch their every move. Here’s Lenore Skenazy.
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When people carry around babies in those baby buckets 24/7 and plug their mouths with soothers, is it such a jump to start thinking of kids as “packages?”