Leaving Your Kids to Play in a Vacant Lot Is Good Parenting?

The benefits of a feral, rough edge on urban childhood, particularly with the growing chatter around the rise of "Chinese parenting" and "tiger moms."

When is a vacant lot a vast wilderness? When you're not quite tall enough to ride the roller coasters, your imagination is bigger than the latest Xbox offering, and your parents aren't the smothering types.

Our friends at Shareable have a nice little essay by Corbyn Hightower extolling the virtues of letting her little ones romp in a run-down parcel of land just down the street—gasp—without supervision.

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