free-range parenting

[ free-reynj pair-uh n-ting, par-uh n-ting ]
/ ˈfriˌreɪndʒ ˈpɛər ən tɪŋ, ˈpær ən tɪŋ /


Informal. a style of child rearing in which parents allow their children to move about without constant adult supervision, aimed at instilling independence and self-reliance.

Origin of free-range parenting

First recorded in 2005–10; see origin at free-range Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019