The Importance of Community in Parenting

The Importance of Community in Parenting

The concept of Free Range Parenting has gotten quite a bit of attention lately, perhaps in response to years of coverage of Helicopter Parenting. But instead of championing one practice over another, I wonder if we can turn the conversation from helicopter vs free-range parenting to building community. There are a lot of articles out there that question parent decision-making. It’s easy to judge after the fact, but harder to help parents think about how to make informed decisions initially. Tracy Cutchlow suggests, that instead of judging other parents, we should reach out to each other and develop a strong community to raise our children.

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