I just finished reading Free-Range Kids by Lenore Skenazy. At first, I wasn’t going to read it, thinking, “Yeah, yeah, I get it. Kids need to be outside more, in calming fresh air. It helps them sleep, and do better in school. Less screen time is always better. What more is there to say?”
Well, for some good reason, I bought the book and read it anyway. Whoa! Am I glad I did! This book isn’t just about giving your kids more freedom. It’s also about giving yourself a break from all the worrying that seems to define good parenting these days.