American Lenore Skenazy, who first hit the media a few years back when she wrote a column about how she allowed her 9 year old son to ride the subway in New York City on his own, has announced May 22nd to be “Take your kids to the park…and leave them there day”. Brilliant idea.
Skenazy has since published a book (Free Range Kids – How to Raise Safe, Self Reliant Kids) and has been blogging about the benefits of letting our kids go out into the world ever since the media firestorm erupted following her column. I love what she’s done and is doing.
I hope Canadians pick up this thread and run with it – we’re long overdue. You can read about it here.