Free range kids

5 Ways My 1970s Childhood Was Better Than Yours

Did your parents let you play with axes?

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

My childhood was very different from the extremely protective version kids today live. After a certain age — 9 or 10 or so? — everybody was left to their own devices.



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Michelle Teheux

Michelle Teheux


Lover of literature. Editor of Minds Without Borders. Former newspaper editor. Fascinated by everything. Contact at