About a decade ago Lenore Skenazy was labeled the worst mom in America after news accounts across the country depicted her as derelict in letting her then nine-year-old son, Izzy, ride a New York subway alone. Since then she has been a clarion voice for giving children more independence and trusting that you have given them the coping skills to handle their freedom. Her insistence that they will be safe in the process is the fact that a whole generation of baby boomers grew up that way and survived to tell and the world is as safe today, if not safer, than that period of time. She is an aggressive advocate for unhelicopter parenting and makes strong arguments to back up her case. And now she’s got a conservative state implementing legislation to back up the process. You’ll want to hear her on this episode.