(KLTV) - It is a sad day when we must have laws created that regulate and define what are considered appropriate parenting techniques.
Recently, the state of Utah passed a law that protects parents from prosecution when they allow their children to partake in things like walking home from a park or bus stop or other freedoms. Parents have been charged with neglect who allow children to do things that some children need supervision doing. So, Utah is taking a swing at protecting parents who give their kids some added freedoms – so called "Free Range Parenting".
Now, no one believes that kids should be left to their own desires and management without parental guidance, but there is certainly a case for kids to be able to be kids and for parents to allow them to be kids without the fear of being charged with neglect. There was a time when we used to ride bikes for miles as kids, or play in a creek, and while child safety needs to be paramount, there is a reason we were created with skin that heals after a spill on a bike.