Lenore Skenzey ("America's worst mom") has launched Victoria' first "free-range" children's walk on Walking Maps. Click here to see "Free-ranging Bendigo" and go on the walk.
Read below a great article on the launch in The Age by Miki Perkins:
"WHEN New York columnist Lenore Skenazy wrote about letting her nine-year-old son travel on the subway alone she was lampooned in the media as ''America's Worst Mom'' and warned she would encourage parents to expose their children to kidnapping or child abuse.
But Skenazy wasn't disheartened.
Instead she coined the phrase ''free-range kids'' and went on to write a book and blog about her favourite gripe - that children today are over-protected and ''overparented'', and need to be allowed to explore their neighbourhoods … alone."