Are You Teaching Your Child Fear or Safety?

Room for Debate:
Lenore Skenazy and Rebecca Debra Johnston with Rae Pica

Lenore Skenazy says that telling kids not to talk to strangers is one of the most useless and misguided pieces of advice ever foisted on us. Lenore turns conventional wisdom on its head and asserts that we’re not teaching safety to kids but in fact are just teaching fear and preventing kids from developing critical street smarts. Debbie Johnston strongly disagrees. Hear both sides…

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May 8, 2009
Episode Guests
Lenore Skenazy writes a nationally syndicated column that appears in more than 100 papers. She also wrote, FREE RANGE KIDS: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts With Worry. Debbie Johnston joined ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) in 2005 as Vice President of Instruction and Partnerships.
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