As a controlled prairie fire burns in the distance, Luke McBride, 7, and Sage Greenemeyer, 9, hunt for fossils near a railroad embankment in Matfield Green, where kids are generally allowed more freedom to roam. But some city parents are fighting back against the “helicopter” trend of hovering over children at all times.
As a controlled prairie fire burns in the distance, Luke McBride, 7, and Sage Greenemeyer, 9, hunt for fossils near a railroad embankment in Matfield Green, where kids are generally allowed more freedom to roam. But some city parents are fighting back against the “helicopter” trend of hovering over children at all times. CINDY HOEDEL The Kansas City Star
As a controlled prairie fire burns in the distance, Luke McBride, 7, and Sage Greenemeyer, 9, hunt for fossils near a railroad embankment in Matfield Green, where kids are generally allowed more freedom to roam. But some city parents are fighting back against the “helicopter” trend of hovering over children at all times. CINDY HOEDEL The Kansas City Star

Not so long ago, ‘free-range’ parenting was the norm

January 23, 2015 6:00 AM