4 Oct 2010

America's Worst Mom

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:10 pm on 4 October 2010

In 2008, mother-of-two Lenore Skenazy dropped her nine-year-old son off in downtown Manhattan to take the subway home alone. He got home ok, but Lenore was subject to a firestorm of abuse from around the world. She started a movement called called Free Range Kids, urging parents to stop hovering, take the bubble wrap off the kids and teach them independence by loosening the reins. She now writes a syndicated column and blog, and a book called Free-range Kids: Giving Our Children The Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts With Worry,