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What is "free range" mom????

This is in your opinion of course but no bashing please thanks. I might have an idea but just wondering.


Asked by Anonymous at 5:57 PM on Jun. 16, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • The way i understand it would be a mom who gives her children free range to do as they please, learn things the hard way

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:21 PM on Jun. 16, 2010

  • I've never heard of a free range mom, i've heard of free range chickens, but not a free range mom, but i'm here in iowa so if i didn't know what a free range chicken was, there'd be a problem.

    Answer by FinleyFirst at 6:01 PM on Jun. 16, 2010

  • Does it mean like let your kids be more independent?

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:02 PM on Jun. 16, 2010

  • I have never heard that term before.

    Answer by krystie-tina at 6:05 PM on Jun. 16, 2010

  • It's from a book entitled Free-Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry by Lenore Skenazy. The title of a column she wrote for The New York Sun probably best explains the concept: Why I Let My 9-Year-Old Take The Subway Alone”

    There's a website on free range kids -


    Answer by Amigram at 11:31 PM on Jun. 16, 2010