The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Hit and Run Reason
Canada’s national paper, The Globe and Mail, just came out with a big, blazing, bad-ass defense of everything we are fighting for, when it comes to the government vs. parents. It specifically said:
Free-Range Parenting may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but practising it should not demand state intervention.
If that’s not legitimacy, what is?
The piece was prompted by the case of a British Columbia dad who taught his kids, ages 11, 9, 8 and 7 to ride the bus. A busybody assumed this wasn’t safe and called Child Protective Services. CPS found the dad, Adrian Crook, exemplary. But it also ruled that kids under age 10 are not allowed on their own “in the community, at home, or on transit.” This prompted The Globe and Mail to say:
We are becoming a nation of censorious busybodies and scaredy-cats bent on inhibiting not justpost was originally published on this site