‘Free Range’ Parents Cleared Again

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The debate over parental supervision will probably go on forever, but we may be able to close the book on the Meitivs, the Maryland family that became a symbol of the “free range” parenting movement after their children’s unsupervised walks ran them afoul of Child Protective Services.

The Meitivs were cleared of their second and final count of neglect by CPS, the Washington Post reports. They had been cleared of their first charge back in May.

Their children, 6 and 10, were walking by themselves from a playground in Silver Spring, when a concerned neighbor called the police.

At the height of the Meitivs’ unfortunate 15 minutes of fame, the Daily Show produced a segment that brutally shredded the opposition to the “free range” parenting movement. You can watch that here.



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