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Bookmonger: Abby Schachter

When a day-care center refused to swaddle Abby Schachter‘s baby, the mother of four knew that she had crashed into the onerous rules of the nanny state. Now she’s written No Child Left Alone: Getting the Government Our of Parenting. She discusses “free-range kids,” bike helmets, and letting parents have more control over how to raise their kids. Discuss this podcast at Ricochet.

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