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. . . raising children in the United States now isn’t more dangerous than it was when today’s generation of parents were young. And back then, it was reasonably safe, too. So why does shooing the kids outside and telling them to have fun and be home by dark seem irresponsible to so many middle-class parents today?

from Stop worrying about your children!

It seems to me that parents these days are worried about things they shouldn’t be, and not worried enough about the things they should.

I remember growing up with basically a home range. This amounted to the distance I could cover on my bike and still be home by dark. As I remember it, I would regularly bike to my baseball games, bike and walk to school, bike to friends houses, the mall, the library, etc. Granted we lived in the suburbs, but still. That was a lot of busy roads and what amounted to basically a 10 square mile area.

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  1. I thought mom said she never let you walk to school…. 🙂

    Joey5/7/2009 @ 8:01 pm
  2. she didn’t remember. and I missed the bus a lot. so I would just walk at that point.

  3. I bet you never wore a helmet either.

    Doug5/8/2009 @ 10:57 am
  4. I just wrote about this very subject (sort of) after reading this article:

    http://www.newsweek.com/id/196023



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