free-range parenting

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

noun

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.

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Origin of free-range parenting

First recorded in 2005–10; see origin at free-range

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