[ free-reynj pair-uhn-ting, par-uhn-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.
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Compare helicopter parenting.
Origin of free-range parenting
First recorded in 2005–10; see origin at free-range
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