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"Free-range parenting" is a term for a whole spectrum of families who give their children independence and responsibility from an early age. This group is for people who: consider their children free-range kids; wish they engaged in free-range parenting; or don't want to free-range parent but are interested in dialogue and support around parenting choices.

This is a judgement-free zone. There is no "free-range enough" requirement! I am not an extreme case-- my husband has been known to accuse me of helicopter parenting, and I do sometimes hover-- so don't worry about whether you "qualify".

If you parent with a belief that 1) The world is a wonderful, exciting, and healthy place 2) "Outdoors" is important 3) Children can be taught about risks and safety without being terrified and 4) Childhood is FUN and not scary this is the group for you.

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  • June 28 · 10:00 AM

    Tinkergarten Free Class

    3 Parents

    One of our members is hosting an introductory class in Tolland.  Feel free to RSVP here on the Meetup site, but take note of the registration process through the... Learn more

  • June 24 · 4:00 PM

    Splash in the pool

    4 Parents

    The splash pool (for kids under 5) and the main recreation pool will both be open. It costs $2.00 for Rocky Hill residents, and $5.00 for non-residents. If you have a... Learn more

  • June 14 · 10:00 AM

    Wadsworth Falls State Park

    2 Parents | 1 Photo

    Wadsworth Falls Park has a nice little sandy beach.  Good for swimming and splashing.  May be a little chilly, but we're brave!  According to the DEEP website, it is... Learn more

  • June 10 · 11:30 AM

    Splash in the pool

    4 Parents

    The public swimming pool at Elm Ridge Park opens June 8th, and I'm feeling optimistic about the warm weather! Let's get together and play. Elm Ridge Park has two... Learn more

  • June 5 · 10:00 AM

    Paddle-boating for CT Trails Weekend

    4 Parents | 5.00 | 2 Photos

    June 4th-5th is Trails Weekend, which means there are tons of outdoor family (and individual) activities around the state. My family plans to attend a paddle-boating... Learn more

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