So I found an interesting article about kids not being outside as much. It has an interesting title. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/02/opinion/02kristof.html?_r=1
The other site I wanted to plug is called Free Range Kids. There is a book by the same name by Lenore Skenazy.
Here is the description from the site because she says it better than I could -
Do you ever…
..let your kid ride a bike to the library? Walk alone to school? Take a bus, solo? Or are you thinking about it? If so, you are raising a Free Range Kid! At Free Range, we believe in safe kids. We believe in helmets, car seats and safety belts. We do NOT believe that every time school age children go outside, they need a security detail. Most of us grew up Free Range and lived to tell the tale. Our kids deserve no less. This site dedicated to sane parenting. Share your stories, tell your tips and maybe one day I will try to collect them in a book. Meantime, let's try to help our kids embrace life! (And maybe even clear the table.)"http://freerangekids.wordpress.com/
I heard Lenore interviewed on the Manic Mommies.
Wanted to post this here to share with others and it could be a topic for FFTH.