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Christian Science Monitor: Free-range vs. helicopter: What does it mean to be a good parent?

April 25, 2015

Children’s Law Center executive director Judith Sandalow is quoted in the Christian Science Monitor discussing the recent “free-range” parenting debate. The article focuses on exploring what constitutes neglect.

As such stories gain media attention, they’ve sparked a wide-ranging debate on what constitutes neglect, when the state should intervene in parenting decisions, and whether the shifting trends toward helicopter parenting and constant supervision are actually in children’s best interest.

“We’re asking an awful lot of parents, without asking the question of how dangerous is it really,” says Judith Sandalow, executive director of the Children’s Law Center in Washington.

Read the full article via the link below.