A Maryland family recently caught the attention of authorities when they allowed their children to walk freely through their Silver Spring neighborhood without parental supervision. The incident triggered a conversation about responsible parenting — and the degree to which children need to learn self-reliance by spending unsupervised time away from their parents. Kojo explores the conflict between the “helicopter” and “free-range” schools of parenting.


  • Hanna Rosin Contributing Editor, The Atlantic; Founding Editor, Slate's DoubleX
  • Donna St. George Reporter, The Washington Post

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