The expression “free range” usually relates to animals - often chickens and cows that range or go looking freely for food, rather than being closed in a cage or yard.
The idea behind this is that animals allowed to wander about and be free will be happier and healthier and thus be better for human consumption.
So the idea of a free-range kid is that the child was allowed a fair amount of freedom by their parents while growing up. It’s said that this group of kids are more likely to thrive than those who are strictly monitored by parents. Allowing one's children free time is called free-range parenting.
Michelle Obama has unveiled her campaign against childhood obesity in the US, saying that it is a problem that concerns her both as first lady and as a mother. Mrs Obama said that
Children are being sexualised from an increasingly early age by computer games, pornography and sex-related slogans, a government report will warn. Girls are feeling under pressur