If you think the term "freerange parenting" has a parallel to chickens, you're not too far away off from the heart of the movement. Newspaper columnist Lenore Skenazy inadvertenly started the movement when she wrote a piece for the New York Sun on how she and her husband allowed their 9-year-old son to ride the New York City subway system by himself, something he had always wanted to do. Test your freeranging parent smarts now.
Question 1 of 10
Parents are acutely aware of the dangers that face their children, but most people don't realize that crime rates in the US were on the rise during the 1970s and '80s and peaked in 1993. Since then crime has declined by 50 percent.
Question 2 of 10
Freerange parent and author of "Why I Let My 9-year-old Ride the Subway Alone, " Lenore Skenazy gave her son the following items for his first trip alone on the subway:
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Skenazy says of freerange parenting on her blog, FreeRangeKids:
Question 4 of 10
A research team at the University of Michigan conducted an assessment in 1981 and again in 1997 of how children spent their day. Among the findings:
Question 5 of 10
Bullying happens when a child is given too much time to play.
Question 6 of 10
What's more important in freerange parenting?
Question 7 of 10
When Lenore Skenazy published her article on letting her son ride the subway alone she was called:
Question 8 of 10
In a University of South Wales study, Australian primary school children and their parents were studied to see how environmental and psychological elements factored into parents' decision to allow their children more independence. What was more important?
Question 9 of 10
The Centers for Disease Control report that the percent of children who bike, walk or otherwise get themselves to school is:
Question 10 of 10