Folks — It’s Lenore Skenazy from Free-Range Kids again, where we are sick of a world distrusting all men as potential perverts. On my blog I’ve written about a parenting magazine that endorsed not allowing your kid to sleep over at the home where a divorced dad lives with his kids, because without a mom a dad could attack! And I’ve written about day care centers that don’t trust males to change diapers, because men are never to be trusted around bare baby bottoms! But here’s one of the wildest stories yet: An indoor play space in Birmingham, England has restricted itself to women and children only. Dad cannot bring his kids to play there. Even 3rd grade boys and up are banned. Sorry, little buddy. Get out.
Here’s the piece.
Are we really supposed to not trust any sons, husbands or dads around kids? Are you cute at age 8 and a predator at age 9 if you’re male? What if a kid has a dad (or two!) and no moms? No can play? — L.