Elsewhere, Mr. Honoré documents outposts of free-range kids around the world and finds them flourishing. He cites an outdoor nursery called The Secret Garden in Scotland where kids can run free.
"It brings together so many of the anxieties and problems we're talking about and it seems to solve them in one fell swoop."
—Tralee Pearce, "The free-range child," The Globe and Mail, May 13, 2008
—"My best-for-baby formula," Irish Examiner, May 1, 2008
—Greg Quill, "Heartwarming Family Matters," The Toronto Star, September 22, 1989
Sandler plays a slovenly underachiever who inherits a 5-year-old boy. The boy's mother is dead and Sandler is mistaken for his birth father. Initially, he likes the idea of having someone to play with. He teaches him the bad habits he has refined over a lifetime — spitting, tripping in-line skaters, gorging on junk food — and uses the kid as bait to attract women. ...
Because his own father, played by Joe Bologna, was too strict, Sandler practices free-range parenting, letting the kid dress as he likes, urinate in public and go unbathed.
—Duane Dudek, "'Daddy' Sandler not growing up very fast," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 25, 1999
If you want to know more about free-range kids, the place to go is Lenora Skenazy's Free Range Kids blog.
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