“Free-Range Kids” Book Published Today!

Hello, Free-Rangers!

My book is officially out today and I’m delighted to say the media is taking notice. If you’d like to see some of the upshot, here’s the chat I got to do on the Washington Post parenting blog this morn.

And here’s a lovely interview about Free-Range (or not) toddlers on Cafe Mom and a perky podcast from MojoMom.com!

Meantime, New Yorkers can hear me tomorrow (Tuesday) on the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC at 10:40 a.m. (That’s 820 on your am dial, or online at http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/.)

And — yikes — I’ll be on The View on FRIDAY (not Thursday as originally announced)  at 11 a.m. Eastern Time.

Did I mention yikes?


39 Responses

  1. WOW the View!!! What is the View? Just kidding.


  2. Congratulations! I’m really looking forward to reading it.

  3. I pre-ordered your book from Amazon and read it in one weekend! Great stuff. Congrats on all the media exposure; I hope it helps grow the movement to tremendous (and very influential) sizes!

  4. Mazel Tov! I can’t wait to read it and to buy copies for gifts!

  5. Will you be taking your show on the road? I’d love to come see you if you’ll be in the Bay Area

  6. Congratulations Lenore. As an author myself, I know what a thrill it is to see your words in print.

  7. Congratulations, Lenore! Wow, this is officially the first time in my life that I read a book before it was published! And I also read it in just a couple days because it was impossible to put down. Thanks for the updates on your media appearances – I totally hate the View but I will still watch it Thursday!

  8. Congrats! I can’t wait to read the book! And I’ll even subject myself to the bickering on The View, just to watch you 🙂

  9. Congratulations on seeing the fruits of all your hard work!

  10. congratulations.
    please start a facebook page!

  11. The View?!? I guess I’ll just have to watch. And, if you mention the mom from MS – I’ll just have to say i was there too :-). And, I say start a Facebook page, too. I’ve been posting links about your book and web site over there all the time. Congrats!! The book is great.

  12. Congratulations. You have me thinking daily whether I’m hovering or practicing smart parenting. I’ve been letting my kids venture a little farther thanks to reading your blog, which is good for all of us.

  13. WOW – congratulations!!! You should be so proud!

  14. found your blog while trying to find why parents don’t let kids climb trees anymore. Well done. How can it be that my boys are the only ones that climb trees? Other parents are amazed, but it is sad that it shoud be like that. I read an article in Atlantic Monthly years ago that summed it up well, superkids just don’t have the imagaine that freerange kids have.

  15. Congratulations! I will make sure our local indie book shop stocks your book. And I will sacrifice myself and watch The View on Thursday!

  16. Congratulations!!! I can’t wait to read it!

  17. Congratulations Lenore! You’ll rock The View I’m sure.

  18. I read it, reviewed it, and then gave it as a baby shower present,

  19. Congratulations and good luck with everything, Lenore!

  20. I’ve never watched The View before, but now I will! Good luck.

  21. Congratulations! Can’t wait to get my copy of the book!

  22. Congratulations! I’ve ordered it for our library.

  23. If your message wasn’t so important I would say don’t go on the View but as it is that important I wish you the best of luck on the show.

  24. Oh and I want to read your book I haven’t bought it yet as I do most of my reading using the Amazon Kindle, any chance of pushing your publisher to allow e-book publication?

  25. when you are on the view, be sure and set Joy Baher right about her thoughts about the mom who let her two daughters out of the car recently – Joy is really down on her… congrats on all the acknowledgement of your efforts to empower free range thinking!

  26. The View! You, celebrity, you!

    I’ll TiVo it.

  27. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Thanks for injecting sanity into modern-day, first-world parenting!
    BTW, DO start a Facebook page or I’ll do it for you!

  28. I’m with Charles (post above). I’d love to see this available for the Kindle.

  29. Got it already. 🙂
    Read it, and loved it.

    Just tonight my (more protective) husband and I clashed over letting our 4 1/2 year old play outside at our apartment complex. It’s a small town and there’s a playground right out back. He thinks 4 is too young, but I don’t, mainly because my son asked me for the chance and demonstrated that he knows the rules.

    Hopefully, every time William comes back just fine will put my husband a little more at ease.

  30. Trina: I felt SO sorry for that poor mom, and how demonized she was.
    I used to read on baby websites that any mother who would leave her (immobile) infant in his carseat in the car OR house while she went out to get groceries was the worst mother alive. She was literally supposed to carry the baby with her to and fro, never leaving it alone. Leaving aside the total lack of consideration for single mothers who have no choice and can’t afford to “helicopter” like a richer, suburban mom with a partner, this is just craziness.

  31. Congratulations! I’m sure you are SO relieved that’s it finally out, and SO thrilled/nervous/excited about the lifestyle shocks to come.

    I already bought a copy for myself, and one for my children’s preschool library.

    Can’t wait to have time to read it!

  32. Have a case in court to know to visit at, thanks!

  33. It is present just enoughly.Thank.I like this.

  34. Great article! I’m loving your website;

  35. Congrats on the book.

    I was pretty disappointed by your interview on the Brian Lehrer show. Both you and Brian let that one guy vent for far too long about his long lost sister. Let him, in effect, take control of the whole segment. To top it off, your response to him sounded weak and uncertain.

    I think you’d be better to have answers to these sorts of comments thought out in advance and ready to go. There’s always going to be somebody who had a horrible experience and if you let them walk over you, you undermine your own position about not overprotecting their kids.

  36. Lenore, thanks for this site and the book! I just ordered it form amazon after someone sent me here to your blog. KUDOS to you! I was a free range kid, and I loved it. I am a work in progress on letting my kids have more freedom, but they are still somewhat young at 9, just 6, and 4.

    I have already gotten looks from neighbors about letting them play in the front yard alone (*gasp*) and now I am letting them cross the street and play in the ankle-deep creek unsupervised. The horror! I let my nine year old stay home alone at times, and this summer he will be able to go to the library, the park and the grocery store as well. Hopefully, anyway, but I guess I should be worried about the cops picking him up and scolding me.

    Anyway, ordered the book and I am looking forward to it. I am a Free Range Parent – YEAH!

  37. Great article! thanks for sharing.

  38. Just so you know, I had trouble with subscribing to your rss feed.

  39. I think what you posted made a great deal of sense. But, what about this? suppose you added a little information? I ain’t saying your content is not solid., but what if you added a headline to possibly get folk’s attention? I mean “Free-Range Kids” Book Published Today! FreeRangeKids is a little boring. You ought to look at Yahoo’s home page and see how they create post titles to grab viewers interested. You might add a related video or a related picture or two to grab readers interested about what you’ve written. Just my opinion, it might bring your blog a little bit more interesting.

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