Why is the parenting phrase "go out and play, kids!" becoming endangered? Meredith Grimm wanted to ask how parents avoid both hovering and neglect -- and figure out if there's good reason why people don't let their kids run around like they did in the 1950s.  The author Neil Postman cites juvenile crime statistics showing that the rate of serious crimes for people under 15 years old - we're talking rape, murder, aggravated assault - went up 40 times between the 50s and the 90s.  With facts like this, perhaps fears are justified? But how can kids learn to figure things out for themselves if they're never alone? And how can parents balance between hovering and neglect?  Joining the conversation is Terry Lubin, a professional childcare consultant, and a parent himself.

Meredith Grimm

Meredith Grimm is a mother who raised five kids in the back woods of Dahlonega, Georgia. Her kids are out of the house now, but she works taking care of children and thinks a lot about parenting.

Terry Lubin

Terry Lubin lives in Philadelphia, where he works one-on-one with families whose kids are developmentally delayed. He's also a father with a six-year-old daughter