Thursday, July 14, 2011

Skenazy writes critically of people who blame Kletsky parents

Author of "Free Range Kids" Lenore Skenazy (dubbed "America's Word Mom" after becoming famous for letting her 9-year old take the subway by himself) responds to the murder of Leiby Kletzky: 

"People will blame the parents for letting their son walk even a few blocks on his own. I’ve already read some of those comments. They are like knives. Is it better to have a city — a country, a world — where no child is ever outside again without an adult? Where parents who let their kids to walk to the bus stop are treated like pariahs? Where the parks are empty, the playgrounds are empty, bikes sit in the garage and children hunker inside with their terrified moms and dads?"

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