Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Friday, March 30, 2018

Free-Range Parenting Legalized in Utah

From the Hill:

Utah has become the first state to legalize “free-range parenting," codifying that kids can participate in unsupervised activities without their parents facing neglect charges.

Utah. Gov. Gary Herbert (R) signed the law earlier this month that redefines child “neglect,” ABC News reported Tuesday.

“Absence evidence of clear danger, abuse or neglect, we believe that parents have the best sense of how to teach responsibility to their children” Herbert said in a statement.

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Glad to see that Utah is applying what used to be considered common sense to parenting. Of course we want to keep our kids safe, but what have we wrought by bringing up a generation that is constantly supervised (except on their devices)?

Posted by: Jeff Rasley | Mar 31, 2018 7:05:50 AM

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