I love the way my little one always came home from school covered in scratches, bruises, paint, and tattoos. I have learned to take these as the marks of his utter fearlessness and work hard to temper my instinct to “protect” him so that he can be fully himself.


We happened to be in Austria the one weekend when the cows return from the high mountains, where they spent their summer, to their farmers and stables, where they spend the cold months. Our friends told us how as kids, starting at about 8 years old, they spent a couple of weeks every summer up […]


Though we find ourselves irritated by the “we turned out okay” refrain from parents who use their mere survival as a means to justifying all manner of 70s-style parental negligence, Lisa Belkin’s brilliant blog post is an argument in favor of free-range parenting. Here is an excerpt: “But anyway, the point is that most of […]

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