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The Hamilton Review

Dec 1, 2020

Lenore Skenazy, (President of Let Grow and founder of the Free Range Kids Movement) author of "Free Range Kids" is back for part two of her conversation with Dr. Bob. In this episode, Lenore walks us through why free play is critical for kids and they talk in depth about her organization, "Let Grow."
Let Grow asserts that:

Kids aren't fragile, they are "anti-fragile" - built not just to withstand some challenges, but to grow stronger once they do.
The world is not more dangerous today than in decades past. In fact, America is at a 50-year crime low. Doing a little less for our kids is not negligent or lazy. It is a vote of confidence in them.

Don't miss part two of this fascinating conversation with Lenore Skenazy!

Lenore Skenazy is co-founder and president of Let Grow, a nonprofit promoting childhood independence and resilience. Ever since her column “Why I Let My 9-Year-Old Ride the Subway Alone” created a media firestorm, Lenore has been declaring that our kids are smarter and stronger than our culture gives them credit for. She is the author of Free-Range Kids, the book-turned-movement that got her the nickname, “America’s Worst Mom.” You may have seen her on The Today Show, The Daily Show, Dr. Phil, or her own Discovery TV reality show, World’s Worst Mom. At Let Grow, Lenore oversees school programs, an online community, legislative efforts and myth-busting, all promoting the idea that when adults step back, kids step up. Plus, for the record, she used to write for Mad Magazine! A point of pride.

How to contact Lenore Skenazy
Let Grow:

How to contact Dr. Bob:
Seven Secrets Of The Newborn website:
Pacific Ocean Pediatrics: