22 Mar '18, 2pm

Utah passes first-ever Free Range Kids bill

The new bill recognizes that it is not neglectful for parents to allow kids to have some independence. The state of Utah has just passed a bill legalizing free range parenting . The purpose of the bill is to foster self-sufficiency in children and to recognize that it is not neglectful to allow children to engage in certain activities independently, such as walking to school alone, playing in a park or playground, and staying home or in the car while a parent goes into a store. It is the first such law in the United States. Even though Utah has no history of parents being investigated by child protective services under the circumstances described above, according to Rep. Brad Daw, House sponsor of the bill, it has happened in many other states. The new legislation, Daw says , "seeks to ensure it never will [happen in Utah]." The bill offers a beacon of hope in a society th...

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