Professor Cheryl Buchert Quoted in Magazine Article on “Free-Range Parenting”

NOLA Baby & Family Magazine interviewed Professor Cheryl Buchert for their article on “free-range parenting” in their October 2015 issue.  The pop-culture term refers to the practice of allowing one’s children a measure of independence by allowing them to roam freely without supervision.  Buchert is quoted as saying the once common practice could be a felony in Louisiana.  State law defines a lack of supervision as criminal abandonment.  Buchert added family law scholars have only recently begun to look into the legal ramifications for parents.