Free Range Parenting

The (mostly childless) cast of Mere Fidelity considers questions of parenting.

A national debate on the nature and limits of childhood is currently underfoot, and as only one of us has children, we decided to weigh in. We mentioned a number of articles on the show. For an overview of the Maryland case, read thisMegan McArdle provides a handy list of seven reasons we hate free range parenting, and Michael Lewis takes on what happens to children when they don’t play. Finally, Michael Brendan Dougherty examines why we can’t be free range kids anymore.

Special thanks to Timothy Motte for his sound editing work.

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