Free-Range Children and Independent Mobility ft. Negin Riazi

By Stephen G Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities

Negin Riazi is a PhD Candidate at UBC’s School of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Education. Recently, her article, co-authored with Dr. Guy Faulkner, appeared in The Conversation Canada.

“Free-range kids: Why a child’s freedom to travel and play without adult supervision matters” was the subject of our conversation today. We explored the importance of letting our children explore their surroundings in a way that promotes independent mobility, a sense of responsibility and freedom.

Here’s a link to Negin’s article:

https://theconversation.com/free-range-kids-why-a-childs-freedom-to-travel-and-play-without-adult-supervision-matters-132243