Tuesday, March 5, 2013

PEP Talks: Lenore Skenazy

Lenore Skenazy
Thursday this week I'll be going to see Lenore Skenazy speak at the first of the PEP Talks series. I'm really looking forward to it. There are still a few tickets available ($35 each). Here's a little more about Lenore's talk from the PEP Talks site:

Free-Range Kids: Why Does an Old-Fashioned Childhood Sound So Radical?

The media labeled Lenore Skenazy “America’s Worst Mom” when she let her 9-year-old ride the subway alone. She wore the badge with pride and went on to found Free-Range Kids: the book, blog and movement dedicated to the idea that our kids are SAFER and SMARTER than our culture gives them credit for. In this funny lecture (she used to write for Mad Magazine) Lenore discusses how today’s parents became so afraid about everything from predators to non-organic grapes (even if cut into quarters!), and how we can regain the perspective that allows us to trust our kids, our community and our own good-enough parenting.
If the above information isn't enough to convince you, I'll add that ticket proceeds support the Vancouver International Children's Festival. See you there?

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