Lenore Skenazy is an author, speaker, blogger, and columnist. She is the founder of the Free-Range Kids movement, which followed a 2008 article she wrote about her decision to let her 9-year-old son ride the New York City Subway alone. She was named "America's Worst Mom." Skenazy began the blog "Free-Range Kids," and followed with her first book, "Free-Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry," which was published in 2009. Later, she co-founded Let Grow, a non-profit promoting childhood independence and resilience. Before her controversial parenting article, Skenazy was a columnist for the New York Daily News, followed by The New York Sun. Skenazy was featured in the Bravo series Tabloid Wars, and was the host of the reality television show "World's Worst Mom" on Discovery Life. She continues to give talks about parenting around the world. Skenazy received her undergraduate degree from Yale University, and her M.A. from Columbia.
Free-Range Kids founder Lenore Skenazy sits down with Matt Kibbe to break down the reasons why parents are so much more afraid for their children’s safety these days. In short, it comes down to increased media coverage, a more litigious society, the rise of expert culture, and the fact that fear sells. The result is helicopter parents who are robbing children of the opportunity to learn important lessons about courage, independence, and most importantly, the freedom to fail.
Interview with Lenore Skenazy, president and co-founder of LetGrow.org LetGrow.org If you want a supportive place to chat with like-minded parents join my Present and Productive Parents Group on Facebook. If you like what you hear, please leave a rating and review on this podcast. Links and Resources: Dr. Phil Boucher on Instagram @DrPhilBoucher on Twitter @DrPhilBoucher on Facebook Present and Productive Parents with Dr. Phil Boucher Group on Facebook Dr. Phil Boucher
On episode 18 I celebrate 200 paid subscribers to the podcast on Patreon.com/petedominick and shared my appearances from the past weekend on CNN and MSNBC then at 15:12 my conversation with Lenore Skenazy begins. Lenore is the author of Free Range Kids: How to raise safe, self -reliant kids (without going nuts with worry) She is also the founder of LetGrow.org Follow her on Twitter @freerangekids Im @petedominick and patreon.com/petedominick
Susan talks with Lenore Skenazy, author of Free Range Kids, about how to raise resilient, confident children. You'll hear practical suggestions for cultivating a sense of independence in your kids, and a lively discussion about what it means to be an attentive parent. https://susanstiffelman.com/podcast-episode-skenazy/
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