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There is no emphasis on instilling divergent skills that are widely applicable to problem solving. Usually this also counts for other people's limits. Children that have been raised in that manner are those I keep an eye on when they are playing with my kids, while usually I only come looking when I hear a certain screaming or when I'm just contentedly observing the fun of their play.

Fortunately we've been blessed with a wonderful homeschooling community in which most parents opt for unschooling. This ensures playmates that are well suited for our kids. They might not be able to do so every day, but I'd rather have high quality play time for them a few times a month than subject them to the daily struggle of trying to sustain some limited autonomy in a school system that doesn't take their natures into account just because 'that is what everyone does'.

I still get the often quite rude and judgmental questions about socialisation and schooling, but seeing my girls thrive as social creatures that are open, comfortable with nearly everyone, curious and playful, makes it possible for me to answer calmy, confidently and patiently. It already has brought around several people who thought we were completely insane to at least accept our position as valid. This and more of this. Also want to add in response to other comments that today's society is not the same as it was.

My neighborhood is empty all day long into the evening. Both parents work nowadays which is usually required or seen as necessary so kids are shuttled off to day care as babies then into school. Then there's after school care until parents get off work at 5 or so. Then hours of homework. Kids aren't outside playing in the neighborhood because it's mostly logistically impossible.

I love more than anything parents who are intelligent not just intellectually but emotionally, ethically, socially and emotionally. I find the children of parents such as these to be equally delightful, fun, intrigueing and well behaved! Nevertheless, children will be children, and there just needs be a barometer between hyper fear control and "Lord of the Flys.

Just look at the differences in folks who have commented here. Tru dat.

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A very diverse crowd indeed! Yet, hiw heartening that we all are passionate about thiz subject. Our desire to do right by our children brought us together here. And that is a beautiful thing, don't you think? I think also that a confident parent by far is a true treasure to their child. We are blessed still to live in a free country. There are so many opportunities for our children, still. There is certainly hope to be free of a policing state. Jeanne, I imagine that most authoritarian parents feel themselves to be doing right by their children, and that we are not.

But yes, thank God that we live in a country where for the most part we can live and let live, and where we have freedom of speech and thought, so that truth eventually emerges. In fact I think that the best hope for a real change of consciousness is for the lives of homeschoolers and unschoolers and free schoolers to make their appearance in film. There is nothing quite so convincing as the story of someone you are able to identify with and root for. When I was a kid, age about 8 to 12, there were no Cel phones for my mother to keep track of where I was and I pretty much wandered around by myself all summer, either on my bike or on foot, when I wasn't playing at a friend's house.

But I was a kid in the mids. I lived in a bedroom community of a mid-sized city. My middle-class suburb was populated by families who were nearly cookie-cutter identical to my family: white-collar dad, stay at home mom, white, Anglo Saxon Protestant. Intact two-parent homes. There were no prostitutes or drug-addicted homeless people anywhere within 40 miles of our town. There were no bars, no liquor for sale in our county several counties around ours were dry as well. No stores were open on Sunday. As far as I was aware as a child there were no "strange men" that I was told I needed to stay away from.

There weren't groups of unemployed men loitering in our tiny downtown, smoking and drinking. Nobody I knew, nobody's dad or brother, was ever arrested or locked up; no domestic violence shattered the tranquility of our street. No murders. No pedophile child rapists. That was a different time. Nobody even locked their door. Times are different now. If I was a parent of a 8 to 18 year old child these days would I let him or her wander around completely unsupervised like I did?

Oh, hell no! That's because everything I listed about my childhood town and neighborhood is different where I live now: it's packed with densely-populated apartment and condo buildings, the streets have heavy traffic, and there are many single-parent households latch-key kids. The only nearby park has a significant, seemingly permanent drug-addict homeless population used needles everywhere.

Liquor is available every day, on pretty much every block. Police don't arrest the prostitutes, their johns, or keep the homeless druggies from camping out on private property, let alone public property. Loitering is apparently not a crime anymore. Children and teens walking to and from school are likely to be panhandled or approached by a child molester if unescorted by an adult.

I looked it up: there are convicted sex offenders scattered in apartment buildings around my town, even though some were convicted of raping minors some live in my neighborhood where there are several public and private schools. It would be totally irresponsible of me as a parent to let my minor child wander around my town and it's neighborhoods unsupervised these days. I suspect many people have quite sanitized memories of their childhoods. I did live in rural areas, so I did have plenty of free roaming. But farming accidents were fairly common and could be serious, accidents with hunting guns happened, kids had broken arms and legs and concussions..

Children were molested- by neighbors and teachers and family members, but it was usually hardly spoken of. Women were in abusive relationships- and they put on makeup and pretended it wasn't happening. I am pretty sure that statistically even in poor urban neighborhoods with high rates of gun violence the risk of harm to children is not any higher, and probably less than it was in the 80s. Cars are safer, streets are safer, playgrounds are safer, protective equipment is far better. I live in a large city. It is very difficult to allow small children much independence. When I let my preschooler run ahead of me down the sidewalk, confident that he will stop well before the street, regularly some other mother or grandmother will stop him, looking horrified and glaring at me for my obvious negligence.

I do try small things, like letting them play in the tiny back yard or on the front porch by themselves. I let them walk down the street and around the corner to their aunt's house- but I feel I must stand out on the sidewalk so that no one thinks they have no supervision! It's frustrating! This was my experience growing up in a rural area,.


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The kids seem to live now in a very safe way, relative to earlier times. Farming accidents, accidental shootings during hunting season especially on opening day of the season, beatings from fathers, and poverty and drugs were all part and parcel of a rural setting although my family did not experience with firsthand and I never touched drugs or alcohol , but I attended a school where many of many of my rural mostly farmers kids classmates were abused, early pregnancies, etc.

Sarah, I think you are percent right. I currently have 5 children. My eldest has cerebral palsy, which makes him physically unstable, but he can walk. Three of my 5 children were my sister's. She passed away and her husband is a drug addict, unable to care for them, but unstable mentally. I have concerns about letting Alex go play with all the kids, because I worry about him getting hurt.

I also worry about the biological father of my sister's kids showing up and trying to take them back to hurt me. He does know where I live. If I just take them to a park and kind of ignore them I usually take them on a hike and get messy with them, like skipping stones and creek walking. I want them safe, but always exploring. I feel, at least in my case, the threats of harm for them is slightly higher.

We live in a rural community in the northeast. We have tongue in cheek commented for years that we are free range parents. Our kids have been raised with a sense of responsibility and independence that seems rare today. They run around on bikes all summer fishing at hidden ponds from sun up to sun down. Snow mobiles in the winter, 4 wheelers, horses and lots of crazy experiments. Life as it should be for a kid. I couldn't imagine it any other way. I was born and raised in a different country. My family and I lived in an apartment complex of a big city, close to a street where people would go at speeds of 50 miles per hour.

My parents, just like everyone elses, would let us go outside after we had eaten and done homework and we would roam completely freely for hours at a time. My mom would warn me what to look out for, not to talk to suspicous strangers and so forth. There were creeps occasionally, but the word would spread fast and we'd avoid them. In school, even elementary, we did not have any adult supervision at the playground. We were also free to leave. Numerous times I had ran back home during recess barely making it to fetch homework I had forgotten. Needless to say, everyone I know has developed their street smarts on top of being book smart, which was a major requirement in every family.

I cannot even begin to describe my shock after I had my kids here in the US, at how children are treated here. In school I substitute , they are treated like prisoners. Time without adult supervision i. I try to give my children as much freedom as I can. They go around and roam freely when there is other children around. Sadly it doesn't happen remotely as much as it should, though I am happy to say it does happen.

Intuitively I always knew that side of growing up is incredibly important. All you can do is give your children guidance and let them go. It is a lot healthier to start gradually. Of course safety might be an issue, but, speaking from personal experience, a group of kids is waaaaay smarter than we give them credit for, and they look after one another. But they have to be given a chance. In our case it is not social norms that hold us back, but the availability of company.

I find that a lot of people parent with great fear. They fear what will happen to their child if they don't do certain things, they fear their child getting hurt, they fear facing the judgement of others. From "if I don't get my child into the best preschool, he'll never get into a good college and he'll fail at life" to "If I don't watch my child every second, someone could take him," parents act out of fear. I see it at the playground. I let my child explore playground, jump off things, swing from things, make friends, and run free.

I am nearby in case he needs me usually only to hold his coat. I have seen other parents say to him "Oh, be careful! I once saw a woman the playground literally following two preschool kids around saying "Don't run. Be careful. I said no running. Watch out!

No running. I felt so sorry for those children as my son ran freely around having fun. I felt badly for her, too, because she seemed miserable, so afraid. I have made choices myself out of fear. I breastfed my adopted son and my bio son, but I stopped doing so in public once they were two because I was afraid someone might call CPS and I would have to deal with their scrutiny of my parenting, and who knows what they would think.

In my experience, other adults tend to judge parents more than help them. Rather than watching over a child left in a car while a parent runs into the store for a gallon of milk, they call the police. Rather than walking an unattended child home or watching over them from a distance as they walk home, they call the police. Rather than offering advice when they see a concern, they call the police. That sort of behavior just feeds the fear parents feel in public. I don't know what the solution is. I would not call the police myself unless there was an immediate emergency , but for many people, that is the go-to thing to do as they judge another parent's choice.

Andrea, As you say, "In my experience, other adults have tended to judge parents more than help them. Imagine if they were instead to run ads on TV saying "Are you considering having an abortion because you are not ready to raise a child? Come to us and we can provide you with a safe living environment and prenatal care so that you can give birth to a healthy child, and we can arrange for your child to be adopted into a very happy family that might not otherwise have been able to have a child.

The history of feet binding in China is horrific, but I lived only a few years ago in a lower class community in a slum area of Cairo where FGM is still very much practiced and is indeed the norm. The females that discovered that I had not undergone this vile procedure where horrified and told me that if an Egyptian girl is not "cut" she would not only never get a husband but would bring huge shame on her family to the extent that her other siblings might not even find themselves able to marry, both men and women. Mothers and Aunts perform this procedure to their young women at around age 6 - 9, and it is my knowledge that this practice is common across the middle east and has followed people that have migrated to the rest of the world.

It is happening here in the UK. This is NOT a religious act, it is a social one. I wish you all the best of courage in your journeys pursuing what you know to be right in your children's lives rather than blindly following the social norms. We will always be judged and frowned upon by the majority, but in that we should find strength. Much love xoxo. Male genital mutilation is a social norm, too, but mainly only in Muslim countries, Jewish communities, and the US. Andrea, Thank you! It's not so difficult to live with the consequences of being circumcised, but it is just incredible that anyone could surgically alter someone else's body without their permission.

I hear that the real reason that MGM as you call it has been on the decline is that insurance plans have stopped covering it. It's kind of disturbing to realize that the worst, most life-altering and most excruciating painful mutilations of the body are more often inflicted on little girls. Crippling foot-binding, unsanitary, hideous genital mutilation I read somewhere that it makes normal sex painful, normal childbirth impossible, and it's done to make the orifice as tiny as possible for the husband's pleasure.

Then there are the sub-Saharan cultures that force women to distort their shoulder and clavicle bones by wearing increasing numbers of neck rings, and other cultures that permanently stretch and distort the girl's lips with increasingly larger wooden plates. It reinforces the whole idea of women as property or that women must compete for men which is the same as devaluing women. Even in India today the families of marriageable girls must buy her a husband, which leads in a disturbing number of incidents to "serial widower bridegrooms" whose new wife dies "mysteriously" in a kitchen fire accident.

The new widower apparently gets to keep the dowry of his deceased bride but he is now available to put himself back in the market for a new bride's dowry. It's just sickening, really, what has been done and is still being done to children and to women in the name of "beauty" or for religious reasons, that can literally cripple them for life. We need to evolve past truly sadistic and harmful ancient cultural and religious customs and stop practicing them just because they are "tradition".

A lot of "time-honored traditions" really suck; so it's time to just stop doing them already. I am an American. I was recently in a major northern Italian industrial city where one afternoon I observed the stark contrast in parenting styles between Americans and Italians. At one table were American parents with two children, a girl who I judged to be a tween, and a boy who appeared to be in his middle teens.

The American parents ordered for their kids, and ordered simple pasta with meatballs, not even giving the children the opportunity to look at the menu in English. When the food arrived, the mother insisted on cutting up the kids' pasta and meatballs for them. When the boy protested, his mother admonished him that he was not to touch his knife, that it was too dangerous, and she complained to the father that she couldn't believe that the restaurant would give "a child" a knife.

Contrast that with the Italian families, where the kids chose their own food from the menu, and when they were too young to read the menu, usually an older sibling would show them the menu and read it to them, with every kid picking what they wanted to eat. And, there wasn't any "kids menu" either -- the children choose from exactly the same menu as their parents. When the food arrived, the Italian kids cut up their own food, and in the European style, typically held a knife in one hand and a fork in the other, not putting either down except to pause in eating.

The American mom was clearly horrified by the way the Italian kids were eating, and I could overhear several comments along the lines of "its a miracle someone doesn't get stabbed the way they wave those knives around," and "someone's going to loose a finger eating like that. I saw the same American family later that afternoon walking down the city sidewalk and, from the parental conversation, obviously headed to the same subway station I was. The mother made the daughter hold her hand at all times.

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The mother and daughter generally walked in front, the boy behind the mother-daughter, and the father behind him. Whenever they came to a street -- even a narrow single-lane alley with no traffic, the mother made her son hold his father's hand while crossing the street. When boarding the subway, the mother actually picked up the daughter and lifted her into the subway car, telling her "I don't want you falling down the gap and getting killed.

In contrast, the Italian kids were often out and about, more often than not, without parents. Kids knew how to buy and validate subway and bus passes, and rode public transit seemingly where ever they pleased. I never once saw a kid not properly crossing a street on their own, even four and six lane city streets. Even older toddlers seldom held their parents hands crossing streets, although some would grab onto their parents clothes while crossing.

Traveling in Europe it always amazes me the contrast between European kids and American kids. The European kids are independent, confident, social, polite, and well behaved. When you see kids acting out in public in Europe, you can almost certainly guarantee they are tourist kids. The contrast is simply stark. I know no other way to describe it. And no one in Europe is going to call the police because a kid is walking down the sidewalk, riding public transit, or buying a soda in a cafe with no parent in sight.

They simply trust their kids to stay safe and do the right thing. Traveler, This is really fascinating. And yet I understand that homeschooling is illegal in Germany. Maybe they have special concerns over children being raised in isolation by Neo-Nazis. I hope they at least have access to Sudbury-style schools. Is it possible that you are mostly familiar with Italy? I took a brief visit to England, France, and Italy back in the 70's, not enough to really become familiar with their cultures, but had the definite impression that Italians were the most relaxed.

At the Italian customs the person there just gave a little smile and waved me on, not even bothering to look at my passport. When I returned to the United States the customs person opened my luggage and then would lift up one article after another and then eye me carefully, as if seeing if he could get a reaction out of me. He did. I started laughing. It is accepted locally that this is "a thing" so people don't start going ballistic about not being able to enter the street for parking etc. May 28, Hardcover English. Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount their biggest mistakes and deepest fears, reflecting on the formative life events that shaped them into two of the most followed voices in the nation.

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    Not yet rated write a review. See details Item can only be shipped in Canada Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. Four siblings experience the drama, intrigue, and upheaval of a summer when everything changed , in New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand's first historical novel Welcome to the most tumultuous summer of the twentieth century. It's , and for the Levin family, the times they are a-changing. Every year the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother's historic home in downtown Nantucket.

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