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The Kojo Nnamdi Show: Free-Range Parenting When You’re Poor: Choice Or Necessity?

April 15, 2015

Executive Director Judith Sandalow was a guest on NPR’s The Kojo Nnamdi Show to discuss the recent free-range parenting debate, and how it misses a larger point about child neglect. From the show page:

A Silver Spring couple is in the news again for letting their children walk home alone from the park — a decision they attribute to their “free-range parenting” philosophy. But parents living on the brink of poverty often make similar decisions for very different, economic reasons. We explore how societal norms and laws on child neglect affect the choices facing poor parents who can’t afford child care.

Listen to the show via the link below.