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Free-Range Kids, by Leonore Skenazy

Reviewed by Bryan Caplan

While writing Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids, I’ve been reading a lot of popular parenting books. I’m pleased to report that I finally found one that I love: Lenore Skenazy’s Free-Range Kids. Most of the competition tries to be wise, down-to-earth, and funny, but only Skenazy pulls it off. And while Free-Range Kids is not intended as a work of social science, you can learn a lot about the social world by reading it.

The quickest way to understand the book is to turn to the penultimate page, and read the pre-fab “Free-Range Kid Membership Card.” You’re supposed to give to your kid so authorities stop hassling him for walking the earth:

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I’m not lost, I am a FREE-RANGE KID!

I have been taught how to cross the street safely. I know never to GO OFF with strangers, but I can talk to them. I like being outside and exploring the world. If you are a grown-up, you probably did the same things when you were a kid, so do not be alarmed. The adults in my life know where I am, but if you want to talk to them, feel free to give them a call.

The number is: _________

Read the original article at: Library of Economics and Liberty

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