Hands Off Approach
We all need babysitters from time to time and we all arrange play dates and stuff with other kids. Well, wait until you hear what this gal, Lenore Skenazy, CHARGES for play dates:
$350 bucks and she's NOT WATCHING YOUR KIDS!
It's called "Free Range Parenting" (yep like the chickens)
Lenore Skenazy, author of "Free-Range Kids: How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children," and she says she believes parents should give children more freedom to play outside and worry less about crime and other dangers.
The class, called "I Won't Supervise Your Kids," is open to children ages 8–18, because Skenazy says children rarely get a chance to play with children who are not their age. The hour-and-a-half class runs on Wednesdays until Nov. 7.
Skenazy became known nationwide after writing a blog post about allowing her 9-year-old son to ride the New York City subway alone.
She said she gave him a map, MetroCard, quarters for the phone and $20 for emergencies, left him in Bloomingdales near a subway station, and went home. Her son arrived 45 minutes later.