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Free Range Kids' Lenore Skenazy:
"What Makes a Perfect Parent? (Hint: Trick Question!)"
Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Wheelock College, 43 Hawes Street, Brookline, MA
Ticket Price: $10 (free for summit attendees)
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Lenore Skenazy, author and founder of Free-Range Kids, kicks off Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood's 8th Consuming Kids Summit Thursday evening, March 21 with her public talk, "What Makes a Perfect Parent? (Hint: Trick Question!)." Join us to hear the always-hilarious anti-helicopter mom discuss the absurd pressures put on parents to be "perfect" in our consumer-driven, safety-obessed world. After the presentation, enjoy snacks and refreshments while you meet and mingle with Lenore and others in town from all over the country to attend CCFC's highly anticipated summit.
Lenore Skenazy is “America’s Worst Mom.” (Google it!) The New York City columnist got that title after letting her 9-year-old son take the subway, alone. In response to the media blowback, she founded the book and blog, “Free-Range Kids,” which launched the anti-helicopter parenting movement. Her feisty belief that our kids are safer and smarter than our culture gives them credit for has landed her on talk shows from Dr. Phil to The View. She has lectured everywhere from Microsoft Headquarters to the Sydney Opera House's "Festival of Dangerous Ideas," and written for everyone from The Wall Street Journal to Mad Magazine. (Yep. Mad!) As host of World’s Worst Mom, a reality TV show airing on Discovery/TLC International, she helps overprotective parents loosen the reins. A graduate of Yale and Columbia, she lives in New York City with her husband and two sons, who are half Free-Range, half Facebook addicts. Then again, so is she. One thing she understands: None of us is a perfect parent -- and that’s okay.
About the Consuming Kids Summit:
Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, the only organization devoted solely to stopping the commercial exploitation of children, hosts its 8th Consuming Kids Summit March 21-23 at Wheelock College. The summit brings together leading scholars, activists, and researchers who believe that children should be nurtured, not manipulated for profit. If you are outraged by what’s marketed to children these days (junk toys, junk food, violent media, sexualized clothing); if you believe it’s wrong that corporations have so much influence on children’s lives; if you think children need more play time and less screen time; and if want to do something about it -- then register today for the Consuming Kids Summit.