Preparing for Our Free-Range Kids Book Talk

frkOn October 1st, Simple Kids will host our first ever community-wide book talk. I’ve chosen Lenore Skenazy’s Free-Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry for our first book discussion.

Each day next week, I’ll be sharing posts inspired by the “free-range” philosophy, and on Thursday we’ll come together to share our thoughts on the book itself.  Here is how the book talk will work:

1) If you are a blogger, please publish a post any day next week with your thoughts on the following questions:

a) Which passage or chapter did you find to be the most profound, informative, or eye-opening?
b) Were there passages/chapters with which you do not agree?  Why?
c) What impact has reading Free-Range Kids had on your parenting philosophies and choices?  Were you inspired to make any changes to your approach to parenting?  Did you feel affirmed in any of your parenting decisions?  Explain.

If you are not a blogger or would prefer not to post your thoughts on your own blog,  please prepare your answers to share in a comment on next Thursday’s post.

2) On Thursday, please publish the link to your post discussing Free-Range Kids in the Book Talk post which will be published here at Simple Kids.

3) To encourage a spirit of community discussion, I would ask that once you have published your comment and/or link to your own post, please visit the discussion links posted before and after your own.

This book had a powerful impact on some of my beliefs about parenting.  I am so interested to hear the thoughts and reactions of others!  I look forward to hearing what you have to share next week.

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  1. Thanks for your comment on my blog! I’ve read Lenore Skenazy’s blog for a while and think she’s awesome. What a great idea to read her book with a blogging group. Good luck!
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Free Kid’s Music =-.

  2. Oh that looks like a great read. I just checked the reviews at Amazon too, most of the readers were very pleased with the book! Gotta get one! Thanks for the opportunity! – Michelle
    .-= Parenting Children´s last blog ..Would You Smack Your Child In Public? =-.

    • It is a FANTASTIC read. Very funny and witty and informative and challenging! It has had a significant impact on some of my parenting philosophies.


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