The Controversy Of Free-Range Parenting

Ever heard of helicopter parenting? Free-range parenting is the opposite. This parenting method involves giving your kids plenty of independence to instill confidence, creativity, and problem-solving skills.

This is a controversial parenting method and the free-range parenting movement stems from former New York Sun columnist Lenore Skenazy who encouraged her nine-year-old son to ride the subway alone in New York City.

Different Parenting Methods

close up shot of woman with painted nails holding a parenting book in her lap
Photo Credit: Kelly Sikkema / Unsplash
Photo Credit: Kelly Sikkema / Unsplash

There are TONS of different parenting methods out there, and nobody parents their kid the exact same way.

No matter what you choose, or how you parent, it’s important to ensure your parenting style is supporting healthy and happy growth and development.