Why Raising “Free-Range” Kids Isn’t an Option for Everyone

Helicopter parenting sparked an alternative movement to give children more independence — but not everyone can share that privilege.

This story was first published at YES! Magazine on August 12, 2019.

One Sunday in 2008, Lenore Skenazy and her then-9-year-old son, Izzy, the younger of two, visited Bloomingdale’s in bustling Manhattan, New…