-Free-Range Kids: the origin and the controversy
-English kids’ “roaming” distance through the decades
-Jenny defends attachment parenting. And maybe family beds, too.
–Away We Go, wherein Maggie Gyllenhaal is too darn likeable
-Cynara HATES hugs; Jenny explains object permanence, for those of you who haven’t taken an intro psych course at some time in your life.
-What got us started on the topic of “Free-Range Kids”: Mila’s Daydreams and the obligatory accompanying backlash
-Lower infant mortality = higher rates of helicopter parenting? An hypothesis
-Obligatory Mad Men reference (NB: non-spoiler)
-Cynara’s teenage adventures at the infamous Portage Place
-Jenny discovers Wholphin
-Jenny enjoys “The Room Before and After” and explains it to you and Cynara. This is the James Franco part. (Correction: the issue discussed is actually Wholphin 8, not 6.)
-What is the deal with James Franco?
NOTE: A connection I didn’t notice at the time — Away We Go was written by Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida of McSweeney’s.
Why I Let My 9-Year-Old Ride the Subway Alone [NY Sun]
Lenore Skenazy’s Blog [Free-Range Kids]
How Children Lost the Right to Roam in Four Generations [Daily Mail]
Mila’s Daydreams [Blogspot.com]
Wholphin 8 [WholphinDVD.com]
James Franco and Ronnie Marmo in the December 18, 2009 episode of General Hospital.