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Lenore Skenazy: Free Range Kids

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Everyone has an opinion when it comes to questions of parenting. Our Sunday newspapers seem to report on little else. New York journalist, Lenore Skenazy tells how she was labelled ‘America’s Worst Mom’ after she let her nine-year old son ride the subway home and how she fought back in the midst of a media maelstrom, by starting the movement for ‘free range kids’.

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Yumi Stynes

Yumi Stynes is a writer, broadcaster, television presenter, food fanatic, fitness enthusiast and mother-of-four – including two teenage girls. Yumi’s latest book is Welcome To Your Period. Among her daily responsibilities she presents a national radio show on the KIIS network called The ... Read more

Lenore Skenazy

Lenore Skenazy is a syndicated journalist who has written for everyone from Reader’s Digest to Mad Magazine. Everything changed in 2008, when she wrote a column about letting her 9-year-old take the subway alone. Two days later she found herself on The Today Show, MSNBC,FoxNews, NPR – and ev... Read more

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