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