The Great Antidote – Lenore Skenazy

On this episode of The Great Antidote podcast with Juliette Sellgren, she is joined by guest Lenore Skenazy. In their discussion, Juliette and Lenore discuss modern parenting, the nanny state, and the revolutionary free-range kids movement.


Guest Bio

Lenore Skenazy is the co-founder and President of the non-profit Let Grow. After her newspaper column “Why I Let My 9-Year-Old Ride the Subway Alone” landed her on NPR, Fox News and everywhere in between, Lenore went on to write Free-Range Kids, the book-turned-movement. She has been profiled in The New Yorker, hosted the reality show, “World’s Worst Mom,” and has lectured everywhere from Disney to Microsoft to schools across the country — and the Bulgarian Happiness Festival. It was Lenore who created the annual “Take Our Children to the Park…And Leave Them There Day.” She is obsessive about The Let Grow Project, which she predicts will one day be in every school just like P.E. — but without the humiliating uniforms.

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