Nov 24, 2020
In this episode, Dr. Bob welcomes author Lenore Skenazy to the show. Lenore is the author of "Free Range Kids," her popular book that talks to parents about how to raise safe, self reliant kids, without going nuts with worry. Dr. Bob and Lenore have a lively discussion about Lenore and her husband's decision to allow their nine year old son to ride the NYC subway alone for the first time. This is a must listen episode that every parent should hear and it explains the benefits of allowing children to explore their independence.
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.
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