'Free-Range Parenting' Law... Should CA Pass It Like Utah Did?


Recently Utah passed a law called 'Free-Range Parenting'. 

The Washington Posts explains, "The measure, sponsored by Utah state Sen. Lincoln Fillmore (R), exempts from the definition of child neglect various activities children can do without supervision, permitting 'a child, whose basic needs are met and who is of sufficient age and maturity to avoid harm or unreasonable risk of harm, to engage in independent activities …'

Those activities include letting children 'walk, run or bike to and from school, travel to commercial or recreational facilities, play outside and remain at home unattended.' The law does not say what the 'sufficient age' is.

Under the law, state child-welfare authorities can no longer take children away from their parents if their kids are caught doing those various activities alone, as long as their kids are adequately fed, clothed and cared for."

Do you think California should pass the 'free-range parenting' law? 


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