free-range parent

"Free-range parents" raise their children in the spirit of encouraging them to function as independently as possible, such as walk to school or a nearby playground alone.

The concept is to provide limited parental supervision, in accordance of their age of development, and have a realistic acceptance of possible personal risks. Young children may be allowed to ride public transportation or shop alone, for example. Free-range parents believe this freedom promotes independence and self-reliance, but it's not been without controversy as others have seen it dangerous or neglectful.

Historical perspective: In May 2018, Utah became the first state in the U.S. to pass a “free-range” parenting law... created to PROTECT PARENTS so kids can roam :-)
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