I guess this is a good thing, except that it seems pathetic to me that it should even need to be directly addressed: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...44e_story.html
I didn't read deeply into the comments (that's usually a recipe for heartbreak) but I had to agree with the recent comment:I find it baffling that anyone would reasonably argue otherwise. Kids need time to themselves to grow and develop into functional people, despite the (very low) risk. The kids I know today are overprotected as far as I see but not to the extent described here. Is it really that bad out there?Can we stop calling normal children doing normal children things, "free range"? They're not chickens.